If you tried to get in to the early tests for the New Xbox One Experience but didn’t get selected to test out the console’s upcoming overhaul, you might still be in luck.
According to Xbox and Windows Partner Director of Program Management Mike Ybarra, everyone who opted in for an early look at the new Windows 10–based system software should check their consoles. The preview has opened its doors to those who put themselves forward but weren’t selected the first time around, offering a chance for a much wider pool of Xbox One owners to try out the updates a full month before the general public.
Goal is within next 24 or so hours everyone who opted in for NXOE will be in.
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) October 16, 2015
The New Xbox One Experience, which first opened up to early testers in September, completely overhauls the Home screen and introduces several new features. Most prominently, perhaps, is the added backward compatibility with Xbox 360 games. Game saves and achievements carry over from the 360, and the Xbox One should be compatible with both disc and digital content.
Players can also take advantage of the new Community section to like, comment on, and share their favorite content, and the revamped OneGuide aims to be players’ single stop for TV and movies. A full list of features can be found over on the Xbox website.
The full, non-test version of the New Xbox One Experience will roll out to everyone sometime in November.