The New Xbox One Experience launches tomorrow, November 12, to the public. It was confirmed this week that hand gestures will no longer work on the dashboard, voice commands however, will.
According to Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra, the feature was barely used, which is why the new dashboard ditched them.
Speaking to Windows Central, he said
On gestures, when we looked at the New Xbox One Experience we wanted to prioritize features that customers were asking for, plus areas of improvement from the existing Xbox One UI, with gestures, the reality was the usage was very, very low. So for now, we’ve cut that from the New Xbox One Experience.
Ybarra confirmed although the feature was going that they could always return if feedback suggests fans want them back.
Did you opt-in to using the New Xbox Experience early? Well select users will getting the new experience right now!
The new experience will launch this November for all Xbox One owners, incorporating fan feedback and the integration of Windows 10. The new features include…
· A redesigned Home with vertical scrolling
· An updated and easily accessible guide with messages, notifications, settings and more
· Quick access to games and apps by using the triggers on your controller
· Easy and fast access to your favourite films, TV shows and streaming video apps in an updated OneGuide
· A new and improved Store with vertical gallery view
It’s not all plain sailing. There are still a fair few issues that need sorting out, an External hard drive is a must as there could be some factory resets of your console if things go wrong…