Xbox One News, Update: Here's What To Expect Of New Guide Menu; Black Friday Deal Bundles 'Gears Of War 4' $80 OffBy G. Sal, UniversityHerald Reporter
Xbox One is reportedly getting a refreshed Guide Menu packed with a revamped Snap feature in the upcoming months. The Microsoft company is reportedly testing the new features for the Guide as of this time. The revamped Guide Menu is slated to include a list of recent-used games, system features and apps on the Xbox One.
Additionally, Microsoft may also add support for Pins on the Xbox One. Microsoft is also said to be trying out different ways to make the Xbox One Guide accessible with a single button press. It should be noted that the previous Guide Menu on the Xbox One used the fiddly double tap.
Interestingly, the Xbox One is also slated to feature the Snap mode. This feature is said to roll out which changes which may sound further off in the future, Eurogamer reported. The feature is currently said to be under-used and only takes up a great amount of screen estate on the Xbox One. However, the feature is said to take up a quarter of an image for its right-aligned pane and letterboxes on the Xbox One main screen as well.
Furthermore, the new Universal Window Platform (UWP) app is also expected to roll out on the Xbox One. Note that the Windows 10 blocks the use of this feature. Additionally, snapped apps like Netflix will be displayed in a picture-in-picture view in the corner of the Xbox One screen.
In other news, the new 1TB Xbox One S will now include the "Gears of War 4." Furthermore, there are several deals this week that are reportedly offering the bundle for only $270. Hence, the bundle is expected to cost $80 less than the original price, GameSpot reported.
Xbox One S with Gears War 4 is already selling with $50 off on most online retailers. There are also 500GB Xbox One S bundles with $20 off as well. The $270 Xbox One S bundles are said to be available via antonline as well. Note that this offer includes free shipping. Watch the Xbox One S "Gears of War 4" Unboxing here: