The Fluent Design System has spread across to Xbox One, but is it any good?
For those who don't know, the Fluent Design System is Microsoft's latest iteration of their design language, which focuses on motion, light, and translucency. The idea is to create a design language that can transcend platforms and paradigms, including things like virtual reality, holograms, and beyond.
On Xbox One, it represents yet another major overhaul of the dashboard, adding refreshed aspects to the Guide, adding translucent materials to interactive elements, and a new glow effect when selecting different items. It also brings about various other small design tweaks and changes, including a brand new Community section, and the ability to pin both games and people as new content blocks, which offer rich contextual information.
We've been hands on with the latest Xbox Alpha Ring build which brings us the earliest look at these new features.
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