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New video for Xbox One's major dashboard update covers game hubs

Watch the latest overview video for next week's New Xbox One Experience update.

The New Xbox One Experience dashboard update is coming on November 12, and ahead of that, Microsoft has posted another video overview to help you get up to speed. This latest video, narrated by Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb and engineering lead Richard Irving, focuses on Game Hubs.


As explained in the video, Game Hubs--which were actually introduced in a previous update but are now getting beefed up--allow you to track specific titles. With the update, you can now "follow" a game. As part of this, you'll receive updates from developers directly in your activity feed.

The new Game Hub also makes revisions to achievement-tracking functionality. Previously, you had to open the achievements tab, but now all the information--number of achievements unlocked, time played, states specific to games, etc.--is available through Game Hubs. In addition, the update adds new leaderboard functionality to allow you to see how you stack up against friends.

Game Hubs have also been updated with new GameDVR support. Starting November 12, Game Hubs will collect the most popular GameDVR clips--videos and screenshots-- and compile them into one place. These are just some of the changes; watch the video to see even more.

A previously released New Xbox One Experience video focused on the updated home screen.

The New Xbox One Experience update coming next week also introduces backwards compatibility support for Xbox 360 games. The initial lineup of support titles will be announced on November 9.