The new Xbox One store redesign has been discovered ahead of launch.
Rumours of a new Xbox storefront – codenamed Mercury – have been doing the rounds for the past few weeks.
According to a new post on Thurrott.com, the new Xbox Store design is much cleaner and more modern looking.
“Needless to say, there are some drastic changes here,” the post reads.
“For one, the design is significantly different from that of the current store, with the navigation bar moved to the side. Throughout the app, the new interface implements Microsoft’s Fluent Design, giving it a clean and modern look.”
You can take a closer look at the new and improved Xbox Store redesign in the video further down the page.
It’s almost certain the Xbox Store redesign has something to do with the Xbox Series X.
Expect to see a similar storefront and interface when the next-gen Microsoft console launches later this year.
A cleaner Xbox Series X storefront will make it easier to purchase all those backwards compatible games.
In a recent blog on Xbox Wire, Microsoft confirmed that thousands of classic Xbox and Xbox 360 games would be compatible with Xbox Series X at launch.
“With more than 100,000 hours of play testing already completed, thousands of games are already playable on Xbox Series X today, from the biggest blockbusters to cult classics and fan favourites,” reads a Microsoft blog post.
“Many of us in Team Xbox play on the Xbox Series X daily as our primary console and switching between generations is seamless.
“By the time we launch this holiday, the team will have spent well over 200,000 hours ensuring your game library is ready for you to jump in immediately.”
Not only will the Xbox Series X feature a huge library of backwards compatible games, but the supported titles will play better than ever before.
It’s all thanks to the “innovation in the design of the custom processor”, as well as the design of the Xbox operating system.
“Not only should gamers be able to play all of these games from the past, but they should play better than ever before,” Microsoft continues.
“Backwards compatible games run natively on the Xbox Series X hardware, running with the full power of the CPU, GPU and the SSD. No boost mode, no downclocking, the full power of the Xbox Series X for each and every backward compatible game.
“This means that all titles run at the peak performance that they were originally designed for, many times even higher performance than the games saw on their original launch platform, resulting in higher and more steady framerates and rendering at their maximum resolution and visual quality.
“Backwards compatible titles also see significant reductions in in-game load times from the massive leap in performance from our custom NVME SSD which powers the Xbox Velocity Architecture.”