The Xbox One is Getting a Cortana-Equipped New Dashboard

By Gerald Lynch on at

As part of a significant update coming the Xbox One this Autumn, Microsoft is preparing a new dashboard for its console, delivering a slicker UI, and bringing with it the addition of Microsoft’s voice-activated Cortana assistant, working alongside Kinect. As well as adding to the gaming experience by making your console easier to navigate (the current system is a bit of a mare, if you ask me) they should also improve the Xbox One’s claim to being the only box you need under your TV, helping non-gamers get to the the non-gamey things the console offers more quickly, without having to pick up an alien gamepad.

Community features will also get an undisclosed improvement, while the UI will benefit from an overall speed bump, too.