Based on official reports, Microsoft has limited users’ access to Xbox One Preview Program. This comes in contradiction to their previous announcement stating that all users in the Xbox One Preview Program will be able to test the new feature of the new video gaming platform.
Microsoft has long resorted to Preview Programs to test their most recent products. It is also the case of the much-anticipated Xbox, which has been tested so far by users making reservations for the trial period. However, given the large number of interested users, Microsoft announced on Wednesday that they will limit the access to the Preview Program.
This new objective will be accomplished by choosing those testers, who are more appropriate for making critical appreciations or those, who represent some sort of authority in the area. Microsoft’s representatives have further stated that the number of users will be narrowed down to the minimum limit.
Microsoft did not provide additional details in relation to the launching of the new Xbox interface. Tech savvies have qualified the selection of program testers as an attempt to increase attention on the new product.
Many users are expected to evince interest in Xbox, particularly since the new interface will come with the Cortana voice assistant. Backwards compatibility-related features will also be included so Xbox 360 games could function better.
Previous press releases have hinted to some of the new features that will be added on Microsoft’s Xbox interface. The software company aims to speed-up users’ experience with all game consoles; consequently, a quick menu has been created for the most common activities. Other players’ activity will be displayed at all times through an activity feed, the company has further stated.
It is hard for us to see the influence that the Cortana voice assistant could have for game players, but Microsoft thinks the option could come in handy. The program could carry out different game-related tasks on behalf of players.
More news will be released towards the official launching date of the Xbox interface.