Xbox One’s New Buttons Revealed

Photo courtesy gematsu.com
Photo courtesy gematsu.com

The new buttons replacing the “start” and “back” buttons will now be known as the “menu” and “view”.

Microsoft revealed the new uses for the buttons in an article on IGN.

“The Menu button (on the right) will bring up context-specific menus which game and app developers can design to enhance the user experience. The Menu button could be used in scenarios such as bringing up in-game menus, showing video playback options, and accessing commands on the console’s user interface.”

Microsoft also said the view button “will change views or provide more information in games and apps. The function of the View button will be driven by developers. Possible uses of the View button include viewing a map during a role playing game, displaying a leaderboard in a first person shooter, and enhancing the navigation of the console’s user interface.”


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