Xbox One Cortana, new Home, more coming this fall, Xbox 360 backwards compatibility too

Before we dive into the update bit, you should know that you will be able to play your Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One console, thanks to the recently announced “native” backwards compatibility, at E3, something many have wished for. Excited?

Xbox One owners can look forward to receiving a major update for their consoles this fall. It might not have a dedicated Cortana button like maybe your next PC, but there are a lot of exciting things on their way to look forward to. Microsoft has committed to unifying some key parts of the experience, and Xbox live is among them. The new UX will arrive to the Xbox One through an update, and you can check out the video below to see what to expect.

A completely new, redesigned, Home, will greet you, “to surface your most-used Xbox content. You can scroll vertically to see your recently played games with deeper information about the content and games you are using. You can see game DVR clips, achievements and add-ons for your games and can also quickly discover new content”. Additionally, there will be a Community section, a new guide, Xbox Avatars, but Cortana will steal the show: “on Xbox One, Cortana becomes your personal gaming assistant. Cortana helps you elevate your game, gets smarter over time, and works across all your Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones (Cortana will also soon be available on iPhone and Android phones). Through voice commands on Xbox One, Cortana will assist you to more quickly find great games, new challengers and friends on Xbox Live, or accomplish common tasks. Cortana can also help you get achievements by surfacing videos and information to help you succeed. Working across Windows 10 PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox One, and iPhone and Android phones, Cortana can assist you wherever are you are – like setting an important reminder from your phone to receive on your Xbox One when you log on at home. Cortana will launch first in the U.S. and the U.K. on Xbox One this fall“.

Check out the short teaser below — or follow the source link for more details — and let us know of your thoughts!

Source: Xbox Wire, YouTube

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