The days when Microsoft’s design was considered obsolete are long gone. In recent years, the company has finally become aware of the beauty of design and its recent Fluent Design has been the culmination of this evolution. However, Microsoft is not limited to Windows and Office, but is pushing this design for almost all of its products, including the Xbox Store app coming to consoles this year.
Microsoft plans to reorganize Xbox Store on consoles to adapt it to the aesthetics of the beta version of the Xbox application on PC. The user interface for the new Xbox Store, codenamed Mercury, was presented on Twitter from the Community account. Today Windows Central has successfully produced a handy video on the upcoming redesign.
As you can see in the images above, the Xbox Store follows Microsoft’s “Fluent Design”. You can see modern and pleasant rounded corners, and neat animations throughout the application in the getting started video.
If the future application shares many visual design clues from other new Fluent Design experiences, it goes even further thanks to the judicious use of animations. Almost every part of the interface has animation that, for office users, might seem like a mess. However, players on Xbox consoles are used to such effects day after day.
The leaked version of the new Xbox Store is currently running on a Windows 10 PC in development mode. However, you can expect this redesigned user interface to appear on the Xbox One S, Xbox One X, and Xbox Series X.
А вот и скриншоты приложения “Mercury” для Xbox One, запущенного на Windows 10. Microsoft готовит глобальный редизайн магазинt Xbox Store😏
—Community (@wincommunity) June 3, 2020
Still in testing
While we don’t know exactly when the Redmond-based giant plans to present this new design to all users, we would naturally expect it to be revealed at the same time as the new generation of Xbox Series X from the company later in the year. Before that happens, it is hoped that Microsoft will push it to Xbox Insider members. In fact, the new application was first spotted on the Xbox Insider program, which was codenamed “Mercury”.
What do you think of the new Xbox Store?