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NXE isn’t finished yet, says Microsoft

Monday, 3rd November 2008 11:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Microsoft’s confirmed that New Xbox Experience isn’t yet finished, but has assured that the 360 UI update will be completely done and dusted in time for its release on November 19.

“It’s not,” said Major Nelson podcast regular “e” when asked why Microsoft doesn’t just ship NXE now seeing as it’s “obviously ready”.

“It’s really, really close, but there are a lot of things that surround the NXE, that are part of the experience, that aren’t necessarily in the code that lives in your console, and all of those need to be 100 percent done as well, not just the console code.

“So, we’re still just buttoning up all those loose ends, making sure everything works just right. The public preview is a chance for some people to get a taste of it. They’ll probably notice a few things moving around during the preview, but we’re almost done, and on the 19th we’ll be ready for everybody.”

The New Xbox Experience is a full UI revamp for Xbox 360, who’s launch on November 19 will be the “the biggest moment in the history of the internet” according to Xbox product boss Aaron Greenberg. That quote will never be old.

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  1. Shatner

    Hi! :)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Tonka

    Hello! :P

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Shatner

    How are you?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    Yo!

    #4 6 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    90 minutes until some Gears 2 reviews!

    Woo hoo!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    We’re counting down to reviews now? :-|

    #6 6 years ago
  7. patlike

    It’s fucking dead today. I’m writing a story about a PS3 game vending machine.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. revolting

    They also mentioned later in the podcast that more previews would be pushed out to those that signed up but didn’t get in on the last round of handouts.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    Hurry up Pat. I’m eagerly awaiting news on that PS3 game vending machine.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. patlike

    There it is. Hold onto your hat.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Harry

    It’s totally dead. I’m just going to post a couple more reviews then go play lego with my kids. The games industry seems to be snoozing.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    FM 2009 demo is out.

    It’s getting a bit of a backlash due to not working on many peoples computers over on the SI forum.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. patlike

    Ta, I’ll have a look.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. scuz

    biggest moment in the history of the internet? BAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA what a fucking prick

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Get him scuz!

    #15 6 years ago