New Xbox UI rolls out a month early, but gamers aren't happy

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The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S aren't coming out until next month, but Xbox One users are getting a sneak peek of their UI as the fresh new look is already being rolled out. Early reactions have been a mixed bag, with many commenting on the clean and fresh design, but plenty bemoaning various aspects of the new dashboard, including that it covers up their backgrounds.

Much of the new UI was revealed a few months ago, so the changes aren't a huge surprise. But what we didn't know was that these improvements would be making their way to the Xbox One, or that this would be happening a full month before the new consoles launch.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.