July 15, 2008 Leave a comment
The fall 2008 update for the Xbox 360 will not "update" but entirely change the dashboard:
"A new Xbox experience that will reinvent home entertainment from the inside out, changing the way we play games, watch movies and TV shows, and even become contestants in game shows. It all begins this fall with a bold new look and feel that is fun, social and simple to use."
Another major news is the partnership with Netflix – a movie rental service – giving Xbox 360 users instant access to more than 10,000 feature films and television shows with a click of a button.
Meeting global gamers’ complaints at least partially, another new feature, Xbox Live Primetime, will provide content to non-US gamers as well:
"TV shows and movies from world leaders in entertainment including NBC Universal, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, SCI FI Channel and USA Network domestically and Constantin and MGM internationally."
Feature highlights for the new Xbox experience:
- Entertainment without limits.
With Live Party, bring your favorite games, TV shows, movies and pictures to life by sharing those experiences with friends, wherever they are around the world.
- Express yourself.
With the new Xbox 360 experience, gamers can personalize their entertainment like never before. They can create their own avatar, designed exclusively by Rare Ltd., and jump into a party with friends from around the world.
- "Must See TV" and more.
The biggest names in entertainment worldwide, such as Netflix, NBC Universal, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, SCI FI Channel, USA Network, Constantin and MGM are bringing their content to Xbox 360 on Xbox Live Primetime.