It looks like Microsoft is ready to roll out the 2010 Fall Update for Xbox Live (part of it anyway.) The following Message from Microsoft has been showing up in Live member’s inbox.
“On November 1st, 2010, there will be a mandatory service update to Xbox LIVE. This update will both add new features to your service and enhance the interface, navigation, and responsiveness of Xbox LIVE.
You will notice a change to the layout of the Xbox LIVE Dashboard, a new color scheme, and new fonts being used.”
The update is mandatory for continued Xbox Live functionality and will automatically download the first time you log in on November 1st. Interestingly, the message says nothing about Zune Music, ESPN or improved Netflix functions. It’s looking like the update tomorrow may only be for the the new dashboard, with the rest of the goodies to follow sometime in the near future.
I’ll have a full report after I download and play around with the new dashboard.