Xbox 360 fall dashboard video leaked

By on October 3, 2011, 1:30 PM

A video has been posted online which shows off the upcoming Xbox 360 dashboard update. The footage is courtesy of a recently leaked software development kit for the 360 that includes the new dashboard, says TG Daily.

It is suspected that an Xbox employee in France somehow obtained a copy of the software. Content in the video is in French and was originally posted by Logic-Sunrise. The soundless clip gives the general public their first look at the dashboard in full motion. Microsoft released some slides of the planned update earlier this year but video certainly provides a richer experience.

The scheduled update will allow users to browse content faster and use the Kinect motion-sensing device to further navigate and interact with the dashboard.

New features include game invites that don’t expire as well as full Bing integration. Before, you could only search for something in specific categories, such as movies. Search results will now return any relevant content, regardless of category.

Visually, the new layout borrows aspects from Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 UI, the same interface that will be making its way to Windows 8 next year. Microsoft has confirmed Xbox Live integration on Windows 8, although not many details about it have surfaced yet. A rumor earlier this year suggested that Windows 8 will allow you to play Xbox 360 games on your computer, although we suggest you take this with a healthy grain of salt.

An internal email sent to PayPal employees last week revealed that Microsoft is planning to launch the new Xbox dashboard on November 15. The date marks the 10-year anniversary of the original Xbox launch in 2001.




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UnknownSky said:

So they are copying Sony?.....

RH00D RH00D said:

UnknownSky said:

So they are copying Sony?.....

This is nothing like like Sony's dashboard UI. The only thing they copied is the Metro resemblance. Which Microsoft created, so they didn't copy anything. Unless you want to say they copied themselves?

taimuraly taimuraly said:

"Metro resemblance" ^_^' Could you please be kind enough to elaborate

Guest said:

Metro means two things to me, primarily some very good books by Dmitry Glukhovsy, that have spawned one very good game so far (more hopefully to follow), and a heavily subsidised public transport system. I can see no resemblance to either.

Guest said:

Glukhovsky*

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Taimuraly said:

"Metro resemblance" ^_^' Could you please be kind enough to elaborate

He can't because that makes no sense. (No offense, of course.)

They did copy Sony, as far as how content is organized, and how the layout is positioned. If they had gone "full Metro," the layout would have resembled how Windows 8 lays out the Metro elements. But the PS3's layout is alot more controller-friendly than Widnows 8's way, so they decided to use a similar one to the PS3.

However, you can clearly see it is, nonetheless, heavily conceptualized with Metro elements, so it's not a rip-off.

Guest said:

who cares about dashboard...!!! Next some crappy avatars to dress up. We want games M$oft,...games an more games. Am happy I bought a PS3...@ least SONY gives games.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Guest said:

who cares about dashboard...!!! Next some crappy avatars to dress up. We want games M$oft,...games an more games. Am happy I bought a PS3...@ least SONY gives games.

Yeah Sony gives cheap games once they've stored all your details in plain text and not even protected there databases properly from the world wide web...

Ssshheesshh!

Also, as a personal Side note, I have a gaming PC, Xbox 360 and ps3, the ps3 I own the least amount of games on, i'm easily sold on games most the time so to me, this must be saying something...

Xclusiveitalian Xclusiveitalian said:

That's the zune layout lol Wow it looks awful! Sony's layout is far superior to this, does Microsoft plan on innovating the 360 anymore? It's a 6 year old inferior PC at least let the menu looks nice! The thoughts of Windows 8 with this layout, ehhhhh, maybe it's the awful background or...all...the..squaresss o.0 [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] [X]__[x]

RH00D RH00D said:

Taimuraly said:

"Metro resemblance" ^_^' Could you please be kind enough to elaborate

Metro is an internal code name for a typography-based design language created by Microsoft, originally for use in Windows Phone 7. Early uses of the Metro principles, such as the typography, began as early as Microsoft Encarta 95, and later evolved into products such as Windows Media Center and Zune. Today, the principles of Metro are present in Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone, as well as the upcoming Xbox 360 dashboard update and Windows 8. A specially made version of Microsoft's Segoe font family, Segoe WP, is used as the main font family for all typographical elements. It was confirmed by Microsoft at Computex that Windows 8, the next version of Windows, will take inspiration from Metro. Microsoft also plans to add the Metro design principles to other products and services, like the Xbox 360 and Windows Live, in order to create a unified and distinctive look across its consumer products and services.

Here is two pictures for comparison.

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And here

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If you don't see the resemblance then you're just in denial.

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