Microsoft Overview Xbox One Version 2002 Update: Redesigning the Dashboard

Today, Microsoft outlines the new features to be available in Xbox One Version 2002, also known as the February 2020 update. It is currently open to Insider members. A notable change in this update is the redesign of the Xbox One Dashboard, which began testing last July and has undergone several version changes after receiving user feedback.

Microsoft Overview Xbox One Version 2002 Update: Redesigning the Dashboard

Twitch and tagged designs have been removed from the new Xbox One Dashboard, allowing players to see the Xbox Game Pass, Mixer, Community and Store directly. Because the game console doesn’t need to load a separate screen, it makes the UI faster.

Microsoft Overview Xbox One Version 2002 Update: Redesigning the Dashboard

In its February update, Microsoft also tweaked My Games and Apps to make the page layout more organized. It’s easier to group content, and trials and demos are tagged.

Microsoft Overview Xbox One Version 2002 Update: Redesigning the Dashboard

Xbox Live information now supports images, which is a very basic feature of chat services. These messages can come from Xbox apps on iOS, Android or Windows 10. Microsoft has promised more control over the Xbox Game Pass bundle. If you have bundled software available, you can now install some games from them without having to install the entire game.

Microsoft Overview Xbox One Version 2002 Update: Redesigning the Dashboard

As usual, Mixer has improved, and this time it can be viewed. You can set chat to Classic Chat and give it dedicated space on the right side of the video. Another new feature is that you can set the resolution of the video you’re watching, and finally, you’ll be able to see more information about the ribbon you’re watching.