Demoed officially earlier this year at E3, the Metro-style Xbox 360 Dashboard Update for 2011 has been caught being browsed through in a leaked video which you can watch after the jump!
The news comes from Engadget – a blog dedicated to covering consumer electronics – in a post where they talk about the leaked video. The video comes from user ivazques71 over on YouTube who goes through nearly all of the next Xbox Dashboard’s menus to show us how it is shaping for release later this year.
The New Xbox Experience was announced in June at Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference. This year’s upgrade is based on Metro: a simple, clean and modern design language developed by Microsoft which is currently used in Windows Phone 7 and is slowly being introduced to other major products from Redmond like Windows 8, Xbox 360 and the company’s suite of services under the Windows Live brand.
… the budding update can now be seen in a slightly blurry piece of French cinema. This leaked video shows a Dashboard with a smidge more polish than the demo we saw in September, and silently plods on without so much as a bleep or bloop. Our mute host briefly peeks at the Xbox Live Marketplace, casually glances at the Bing search page and scrolls leisurely through the new Dash’s very Metro menu.
The video gives a sneak peak into the upcoming Xbox Experience. The Dashboard shown in the video is in French language but one can still easily figure out what is what in the video. The person recording the video goes through Marketplace, Bing search and basically just about every menu offered by the new experience. It all looks very much Metro to us and it is something which Xbox 360 owners should be looking forward when the dashboard becomes available later this year.
There hasn’t been any official announcement regarding the availability of the new Xbox Experience, but according to the video itself, it is rumored to be released on November 15th. We think it just might actually roll out earlier than mid-November, as Microsoft did, after all, release last year’s Dashboard update in early October last year.