Xbox “mobile style” dashboard may have been leaked by Top Gear

Xbox “mobile style” dashboard may have been leaked by Top Gear

A hitherto unseen redesign of Xbox's dashboard

Image credit: Top Gear / XboxCore

Update, 6.18pm: In a statement to Eurogamer, Xbox denied it had plans for “a Rimac dashboard”, and called the new streamlined dash a “mockup”.

“We currently have no plans for an Xbox Rimac dashboard,” an Xbox spokesperson said. “For more information about this mockup video, please reach out to the Rimac team.”

Original story follows.

Original story, 5pm:: A Top Gear segment about vehicle manufacturer Rimac may have unwittingly leaked a new mobile Xbox dashboard.

As spotted and uploaded to social media by XboxCore, the reveal came in a recent Top Gear segment about the Robotaxi.

It features a dash that is considerably different to the current iteration most Xbox fans would recognise, its signature “blades” reimagined to better suit a handheld device.

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It’s only quick – five seconds, in fact – but here’s a quick glimpse of it, as captured by XboxCore:

𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗸: Rimac may have leaked a new mobile style 𝗫𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝗗𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 during the Robotaxi reveal on Topgear.

Would look good on an 𝗫𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗱, is all I’m saying!

— XboxCore (@_XboxNews) June 27, 2024

Games like Fortnite, Halo Infinite, and The Finals feature on the front page, although it’s unclear what modes and features would be available for those gaming on the go.

The demonstrator says the Xbox functionality in the Robotaxi has been designed “to emulate the feeling that you have in your own living room”.

We’ve reached out to Xbox for comment and will update you just as soon as we know more.

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