New Xbox Avatars, UI, And VR Teased at Microsoft Build 2017

Microsoft’s Build 2017 developer conference is currently underway in Seattle. While the conference is largely centered around Windows 10 functionality and development, a couple of interesting items for Xbox owners have surfaced.

Microsoft’s Fluent Design system will be coming to Xbox. This could mean changes to the UI and dashboard that we’re all accustomed to, as it’s designed to bring transparency and depth to the design. Implementation of this system means that large blocks of coloured tiles could give way to layers of translucent tiles – making your Xbox display more beautiful than ever before. Watch the video in the link to see what it can do.

Xbox avatars have also been revealed for a VR environment – supporting an earlier announcement that mixed reality could be making its way to the “Xbox family” in 2018.

No doubt we’ll hear more on the subject from Phil Spencer at E3.

In the meantime, what are your thoughts on how this could impact on Xbox UI? Do you like what you’re seeing? And how do you think Xbox avatars could be used in VR? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: MSPowerUser

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