Following the latest Holiday Update, Microsoft is considering the future of the Xbox One and is looking at ways to enhance the consoles performance. A report on Windows Central claims that, Microsoft is planning to scrap the Xbox One Snap mode in order to replace it with a much better interface.
Microsoft’s new dashboard is expected to feature a new Guide menu tab, which will offer instant access to recently used games and similar features, as well as an option to display and customize pins according to the way you desire.
Below you can see what Windows Central has stated regarding the Xbox One Snap mode.
Xbox is exploring the possibility of a picture-in-picture multitasking implementation right now, where a snapped app would simply hover in the corner of your game, rather than filling up a quarter of your screen with a largely empty bar.
In other related news Microsoft is also preparing for VR as Xbox One games streaming for Oculus Rift will arrive in December. The company is developing a new app that will allow Oculus Rift owners to stream their Xbox One games to their headsets. This particular app comes free of cost and will connect through the home network.
This new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app will connect to your Xbox One via your home network. Once connected, your console’s video output is sent to your Rift headset and projected onto a big screen in your choice of one of three immersive VR environments: “Citadel,” “Retreat” and “Dome.”
This app from Microsoft could be really interesting and great as it would allow Xbox players to enjoy games in a revolutionary way. Although it’s all ifs and buts right now most of us will be hoping for this to happen.
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