Redesigned Xbox Store Revealed in Leaked Screenshots

Posted on June 3, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Xbox with 11 Comments

It’s no secret Microsoft likes to frequently change the look and feel of the Xbox dashboard. And now, it looks like Microsoft could be working on a major new redesign for the Xbox Store.

The new Xbox Store redesign, codenamed Mercury, has been revealed in leaked screenshots this week. The screenshots were first revealed by @wincommunity on Twitter, giving us our first look at the new Xbox Store design.

Needless to say, there are some drastic changes here. For one, the design is significantly different from that of the current store, with the navigation bar moved to the side. Throughout the app, the new interface implements Microsoft’s Fluent Design, giving it a clean and modern look.

Update: Brad got his hands on the app, video below.

The design of the new app looks a lot like the new Xbox app Microsoft has been testing for PCs, so it’s no surprise to see the company bringing a similar look to the Xbox Store as well. It’s not clear when we can expect Microsoft to introduce this new look for the Xbox Store, however.

It’s possible the company could launch it with a new system update for the Xbox and not make a big deal about it. But there is also a chance the company could be planning for a big redesign for the Xbox dashboard to go with the Xbox Series X launch, and so this new Store redesign may not be revealed until later this year.

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Comments (11)

11 responses to “Redesigned Xbox Store Revealed in Leaked Screenshots”

  1. bart

    Fluent design looks nice

  2. PhilipVasta

    This looks really nice, I sincerely hope this design is reflected throughout the entire dashboard UI when the Series X launches. It would be kind of dumb to launch a major new product like that without incorporating your new design aesthetic.

  3. phuor

    How many FPS and what's the response time?

    If we get more than we have today I'm happy, that is at least 5 frames per second and a response time of less than 2 seconds from button press to action.

  4. bagguhmcguirk

    Since they just had a big redesign to the dashboard I'm assuming this is the next step in that. I highly doubt they would do ANOTHER redesign to the dashboard seeing as it's maybe a month since they did it.

  5. rug

    I really hope they update the search (this has to be the worst search Microsoft has) and stop the stupid preview video when looking at an item. I hate using the Store.

  6. ghostrider

    I don't recall the last time I actually read someone saying they actually liked the Xbox UI ever, no matter how MS tinker with it, and they do keep changing it - a lot.

  7. Thretosix

    So far I like the Store redesign. Keep scratching my head at the OS UI I wish they would find something and stick with it. They change it so much I don't take the time to learn it because they aren't even similar, they move just about everything. For instance settings get pushed further and further away from easy access. Thankfully I don't have to use it much as I still use the Kinect which takes me to things without having to keep looking for them.

  8. yoshi

    Looks nice. I won't get too used to it though....