Xbox is slowly prepping its platforms for the major release of its next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X. With that, the Microsoft Store is getting an overhaul.
Xbox just released the official announcement about the Microsoft Store overhaul project. As it turns out, they have been working on improving their digital storefront for a long-time and now, they are getting ready to slowly unveil it to the public.
What to expect on the Microsoft Store overhaul?
The Microsoft Store received negative feedback over the past few years, but that’s about to change. One of the great highlights of this major overhaul is how fast load transition is, which can be as fast as one to two seconds.
Basically, the new version of the Microsoft Store should be faster, easier, and safer. It’ll turn the user experience greatly.
The Principal Program Manager at Xbox, Cody Bird, writes:
“Far more than a typical app update, we’ve rebuilt the experience from the ground up to be faster, safer and easier to use than ever before. We’re obsessed with getting it right for customers, and we can’t wait for you to see what we’ve been working on.”
The new digital storefront will have a “fully redesigned navigation system.” Which allows the browsing user to jump in between shopping experiences.
There’s also the rebuilt Wish List function, where it’ll include a feature that’ll allow users to keep tabs on the said items for any price promotion. The shopping cart, as well, gets an upgrade.
The Microsoft Store on Xbox is getting a full overhaul. Sleek, stylish, and way, way faster.
— Xbox (@Xbox) August 3, 2020
Also, with the debut Xbox Series X, Microsoft is going to make life easier for its users to browse and shop across “four generations of great Xbox content.”
One of the highlights of this store revamp is parental control over underage shoppers. First, users will need to sign in before proceeding to browse. Second, is the content filters imposed on child accounts.
“With this update, we ensure that content rated beyond a user’s content filter level does not appear anywhere in search or browse experiences,” says Bird. “This means that a child with content filters set for an 8-year old will not be able to view content in the store that is rated for a teenager, for example.”
Sign up for early access to the new Microsoft Store experience
For those who are not Inbox insiders yet, they register at insider.xbox.com.
Just follow the procedure on how to join. Make sure to be at least 18-years-old to be eligible for the program.
Meanwhile, the official release of the revamped Microsoft Store was not mentioned. But, it looks like it might launch alongside the Xbox Series X this holiday season.