Windows 10-Based New Xbox One Experience Soon Coming To All Preview Members

Microsoft's been prepping a major update to the Xbox One due out in November, one that will introduce a completely re-imagined experience by integrating the speed and versatility of Windows 10, and it appears everything is on track, according to emails Xbox One Preview members have started to receive.

Members of Microsoft's Preview program for Xbox One have been able to optionally install and test the update since last month. Starting soon, the pre-release update will be a mandatory install for Preview members -- the only way not to receive it is by quitting the Preview program altogether, Microsoft says.

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"The New Xbox One Experience (NXOE) is on the horizon! In preparation, we'll soon begin moving all Preview consoles over to the NXOE. If you do not wish to move, please opt out of Preview from the Registration tile in the Xbox Preview Dashboard app," Microsoft states in an email to Xbox One Preview members.

The Xbox One update is part of Microsoft's strategy to unite devices to a single platform. It's powered by Windows 10 and includes an overhauled UI that's easier to navigate, speed and performance improvements, and several new features, such as Xbox 360 backwards compatibility.