Rumor: Microsoft planning Xbox 360 dashboard update in preparation for Xbox Infinity


The next-Xbox could use a new interface, different than the Xbox 360 dashboard. Microsoft would like to prepare its Xbox clients to the next-gen and the new Infinity dashboard with a new dashboard for Xbox 360.

This new version will go into beta stage in late June or early July, the final version should be ready in August. What changes could we expect? Smaller Live tiles, very similar to the Windows 8.1 ones. Slight changes in the dashboard look, with the possibility of lighter or darker themes.

Microsoft wants to make easier the transition between the two generations and provide players with a new interface to connect the Xbox 360 users with the Durango ones. I guess you will be able to chat, visit profiles and see achievements from Xbox users with Infinity.

Moreover, the source confirms the elimination of the Microsoft Points system for the next-gen. In summary: new dashboard for Xbox 360 to match with the Infinity dashboard and forget the Microsoft Points system (yeah!) forever.

Thanks, Gematsu.

  • scrapplejoe

    So looking forward to this Xbox reveal so all these rumors can go away.

    • Fluffy

      Ditto. Also really hoping Infinity isn’t the name, as it’s dumb. Fusion was a far better name.

      • ecklive

        xbox now is the name of the console incredible specs :

        * There is now a full 12 gigabytes of high-speed RAM in the new Xbox Now! console, unlike the previous rumors of only 8gb.
        * To be precise, there is 4gb GDDR5 on the GPU and 8gb GDDR5 on the 8-Core IBM custom CPU.
        * The GPU is the first GCN 2.0 GPU produced and was designed by special team of MS+IBM+AMD.
        * Eric from IBM will be a speaker on the 21st. with more info like the fact the GPU specs. are a mindblogging 4.9 TFlops.

        • xboxlive

          these are the lastest specs of new xbox

          * 64 GB of XDR2 DRAM in the new Xbox Now! console,
          * To be precise, there is 32 GB XDR2 on the GPU and 32 GB XDR2 on Intel Xeon E5-2687W combined with
          intel e3-1290 together with 16-Core IBM custom CPU for background applications.
          * The GPU is the first AMD 7990 x4 was designed by special team of AMD+IBM.

          * steve ballmer from microsoft is going to announce while dancing that new xbox only consumes only 10W to power these incredible Specs

          • Ecklive

            2days to go

    • Let me get this straight, you are tired of reading about video game rumors on a video game rumor web site?

      ps. nice avatar.

  • yomamma

    wtf is xbox infinity???? i hate the other nissan infinity too