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.

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.