Report: Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Coming in August

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Microsoft is preparing to launch a dashboard update for Xbox 360 this summer, according to reports.

Apparently, the update will go into public beta in late June or early July, with the changes designed in preparation for the arrival of the next Xbox.

The tweaks being issues for the dashboard don’t sound too exciting just yet, as the report details just smaller Live Tiles and the ability to swap between darker or lighter themes.

By the sounds of it the most interesting changes will go on behind the scenes, as Microsoft works to ensure that users across both the current and next-gen Xbox consoles will be able to communicate using messages, beacons and the like.

The previously rumoured phasing out of Microsoft Points will also kick in with the update, which all being well will launch this August.

Queue the “smaller tiles means more ads” comments.

[via The Verge]


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