Microsoft’s new Xbox Experience, the upcoming dashboard system that’s centered on an intuitive graphical interface and an avatar motif, now has a set date for its launch. Speaking at the Tokyo Game Show yesterday, Microsoft revealed that the revamped interface will officially go live on November 19. The update will roll out in 26 different countries and 19 different languages simultaneously.


Apart from a major visual overhaul meant to make things easier to navigate, the update will allow players to create animated avatars, jump into a “LIVE Party” with up to seven friends, install games to the hard drive for faster load times, and stream over 10,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix directly to their 360s. More screenshots available on Major Nelson's Flickr page.