Dashboard Redesign Coming In November?

Dashboard Redesign Coming In November?

The Xbox 360 dashboard, the user interface for Microsoft’s gaming console, looks like it will be getting a slight polish in November when the company launches their Xbox Live Gold Family plan.

The Family plan includes four one-year Xbox Live gold memberships for $US100, as well as a new Family Center on the dashboard and the addition of more parental controls for the console.

A set of images that hit the internet last night showing off a slightly reworked dashboard for the Xbox 360 seems to show the same changes seen in images Kotaku posted of the Family Center, due out in November. Those images, found here and here, were provided to Kotaku by Microsoft.

The changes seen in the images include slightly smaller text for the menu options and presenting the sub menu as a series of side-by-side images rather than images that drop away from the screen.

We’ve contacted Microsoft for clarification and will update this story once we hear back.

Update: Microsoft confirms that the November Family Center update will include a “refreshed” Xbox Live dashboard.

Yes, the next Xbox LIVE update will include Family Center,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Kotaku. “As we discussed at E3 it will also include a refreshed Xbox LIVE dashboard, the new Kinect Hub and ESPN. This update will be available over LIVE just prior to Kinect for Xbox 360 being available in store in November. We have no additional details to share at this time.

Republished from Kotaku.