Microsoft has revealed that a new Microsoft Store will be making its way to Xbox consoles in the near future, with Xbox Insiders set to receive it very soon.
In the works for quite some time, the fresh new look is designed to be faster, safer and easier to use than ever before. It will be more than twice as fast as past designs, with Cody Bird, Principal Program Manager at Xbox saying in a post on Xbox Wire that “it launches in under two seconds, and the browse performance is greatly improved – it’s faster than ever to load pages and find what you need, whether it’s checking out a sale price or watching HD trailers.”
“Our goal is to provide an inclusive and intuitive experience for everyone, and we’re committed to making it easier than ever to find your next favourite game, app, movie, or TV show. This starts with a fully redesigned navigation system, allowing you to jump between shopping experiences in a snap or deep dive into something specific.”
The team have also worked to ensure the new experience is the safest it has ever been. “To help parents ensure that their children are interacting with appropriate content, customers must be signed in to their Xbox account before browsing. Being signed in also helps you have a more personalized experience – you’ll see content that is more relevant for you.” Cory also highlighted that the team has made improvements to the way content is filtered to align with the family settings applied to child accounts.
Xbox Insiders will begin to receive access to the new design from August 5. As they’re still in the testing phase, a wider launch date is not yet known but we’ll be sure to update once it is.