Windows 10 for Xbox One coming to preview members in September

Earlier today at Gamescom, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 update would be coming to the Xbox One in November. However, members of the preview program will, as usual, get access in September according to Mike Ybarra, Xbox's head of platform engineering.

Ybarra revealed the news in a series of tweets following the Xbox presentation this morning. Specifically on the topic of a preview release, Ybarra had this to say:

"My goal is Win10 is on Xbox One, with the new UI, for Preview members in September."

Of course, that's the goal, but there's always a chance for delays. Still, this is bound to be good news for lucky members of the preview program. As a recap, Windows 10 on Xbox One will bring an updated dashboard design with feature tweaks, along with DirectX 12 support.

We likely won't get a firm date on a launch for preview members for a while, but at least you know you'll likely get a crack at the new dashboard sometime in September. In the meantime, be sure to check out all of our Gamescom 2015 coverage throughout the week for more gaming news.

Source: Mike Ybarra (Twitter); Via: The Verge

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