While Microsoft plans to launch a new Windows 10-based interface for all users of its Xbox One this November, the company has revealed that adding the Cortana digital assistant to the console will take a little longer.

In a blog post, Microsoft's Xbox Live programming head Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb stated:

"For those who have asked about Cortana, our plan is to add Cortana to the Xbox One experience preview later this year. From there, we'll ensure that the experience is tuned for gamers before we officially launch Cortana in 2016."

As we previously reported, using Cortana on the Xbox One with its voice recognition features will require the use of its Kinect hardware add-on. Hryb has also revealed that Microsoft is inviting more preview members to try out a build of the "new Xbox One experience" this weekend.

Source: Major Nelson