New Xbox Experience Beta Signups Open

By Blake Ellison, Oct 24, 2008 4:20pm PDT Delivering on a promise teased earlier this week, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has revealed to Xbox 360 fans a way into a sneak preview of the New Xbox Experience, the dashboard overhaul due November 19.

Users can now sign up at Microsoft Connect for a chance at early access to the Experience, which will give selected users the ability to download the dashboard ahead of the November 19 rollout.

Microsoft is offering up the spots for testing purposes, so the sign-up form is a survey asking for information including internet connection, media streaming, Netflix subscriptions and so on. Potential testers will need their Console ID, which can be viewed on the console in the Settings menu, under System Information.

More detailed information on who gets in, courtesy the Major, follows:

  • We're looking for a few thousand participants, so your chances of making it in are good.
  • This opportunity is open to all Xbox LIVE Members in regions where Xbox LIVE is available.
  • Just completing the survey does not automatically get you access to the NXE. We'll be making final selections from from the completed surveys.
  • Xbox LIVE Gold and Silver members can sign up. Priority will be given to Gold members in the selection process.

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