Rumour: Xbox May Be Adding A 'Consistent Social UI' To Games On All Platforms
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With more Xbox games hitting other platforms these days, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft might be looking at ways to bring all these versions together - and one of the ways of doing that could be with a "consistent social UI".

This was mentioned on the latest episode of the Xbox Two podcast this week, where Windows Central's Jez Corden advised that it may take the form of a "mini Xbox guide" that appears no matter where you're playing these Xbox titles:

"I actually have some details on exactly what 'Xbox on every screen' looks like now. And I think what it is, is that every Xbox game will have a consistent social UI across all the games... so like, if you're playing Sea of Thieves for example on a PlayStation, you'll be able to bring up a mini Xbox guide or something like that, kinda like [Activision Blizzard's] sort of."

"I've even got a codename for it, I think it's... is it Roseway?"

Another way that Xbox is merging these different versions together is through crossplay, with Sea of Thieves supporting online multiplayer across Xbox, PC and PlayStation 5, for example. In fact, Sea Of Thieves also requires you to use an Xbox account in order to play, so a mini guide doesn't sound like an unrealistic target for Microsoft.

We'll have to wait and see how this pans out, but don't be surprised if the Xbox UI begins invading PlayStation and Nintendo Switch (and maybe even a bit more on PC) in the not-too-distant future, even if it's just in a subtle fashion.

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