Xbox One is getting Arabic language support this fall

Microsoft has begun preparing the Xbox One for another major update this fall, bringing a wide range of new features to the console. A system-wide user interface overhaul, new Xbox Avatars, and support for original Xbox backward compatibility are all among the improvements in the pipeline, ahead of the Xbox One X launch this November.

As announced on the Xbox Saudi Twitter page, this fall's Xbox One update will also bring Arabic language support to the console. As one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, this should be a welcome sight for many, as the Xbox brand pushes further into more regions.

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In an interview with True Gaming that followed, Xbox platform Corporate Vice President, Mike Ybarra discussed the expansion and its planned rollout in the months to come. While the update won't be accessible to the public until later this year, those in the Xbox Insider Program can expect to see Arabic language support "in the next couple of weeks."

Ybarra also addressed concerns surrounding the region's importance to Microsoft, outlining Arabic countries as "critical" to the company. It was also reassured that the Xbox One X will "launch worldwide on November 7" – including the Arabic region.

Are you looking forward to Arabic support on Xbox One going forward? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • Yeahh!!
  • I can't wait to see Arabic language on my Xbox. I'm waiting. I'm still waiting. Gave me a date for the update.
  • Durka durka!!
  • Gold
  • "Ybarra also addressed concerns surrounding the region's importance to Microsoft, outlining Arabic countries as "critical" to the company."
    These MS/XB execs are so full of crap. Critical market yet they bring language support almost 4 years after the original console was out?
    For comparison PS4 had support in 2014...
  • ps4 support Arabic 2015 and In exchange for a material deal Arabization and sales of 70% of the Middle East market xbox 2017 ist free
  • What are you talking about? It was implemented in 2014 FREE on PS4 with the 2.0 update. I hope you're not damage controlling for a company that cared so much for you that they needed nearly 4 years to add your language on their console. And not just that, they took the piss out of gamers by saying that the market is "crucial". Crazy...
  • thank you Microsoft
  • finally , really good move from Microsoft .