The Xbox One spring update has finally started rolling out – bringing with it a refreshed interface that, Microsoft says, will speed up the console.
The company has stripped back the user interface to make navigating around as fast as possible.
“Now, you’ll see a smaller icon for the game with options to dive deeper into the community surrounding the game, as well as the ability to interact with your Club or find Looking for Group posts, view your Achievements and more,” Microsoft said.
The Guide has also been given a revamp, offering faster access to recent apps, game recording and music.
One thing that’s being taken away to make room for this newfound speed is the Snap mode. You’ll no longer be able to split apps side by side on your telly.
Microsoft is also pushing its Beam streaming software and has made it easier to broadcast your gameplay live.
“Starting today, you can stream your Xbox gameplay directly from the Guide on your Xbox One, with the ability to manage your Beam broadcasts and interact with fellow gamers on chat overlays that appear on your screen,” Microsoft said.
“If you’ve never tried to broadcast your gameplay before, this is the easiest way to get started as you don’t have to download any extra software – Beam broadcasting is built right into your Xbox One.”
Microsoft’s Beam is the company’s own alternative to the likes of YouTube Gaming and Twitch.
The updates to the Xbox One should help older consoles run a little bit swifter – and keep gamers on board until the official reveal of Xbox Project Scorpio this summer.