Rumour: New Xbox Dashboard to Hit Beta in June
Posted by Ken Barnes
Cross-console messaging and more.
According to The Verge, the next version of the Xbox 360's dashboard will enter beta testing in late June or early July, as preperations for the next Xbox console launch will be hotting up.
The new user interface will feature a refreshed look, and will feature smaller "Live Tiles" a little more like the ones that are available as a part of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. Interestingly, the report suggests that achievements, messaging, and beacons will be cross-console compatible, meaning that you'll be able to chat to your Xbox 360-owning friends from your new next-generation machine.
We'll expect to see some sort of preview of the next generation machine's dashboard on Tuesday at the Xbox Reveal event, but the images that you see there are likely to change before the machine launches (supposedly) later this year.