While the official roll out of the new Xbox 360 dashboard began last week, UK gamers not included in the beta program have found themselves without any new functionality. That changes today, as Microsoft Studios has confirmed that the final release version of the firmware has begun propagating on the PAL Xbox LIVE network.
This new dashboard update brings a number of additional features to the Xbox 360 for the very first time, bringing the console in-line with the Windows Phone 7 ‘metro’ interface ahead of the launch of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Surface, all of which will also make use of this elegantly designed front end. The new update will also mark the official launch of Xbox Music in Europe, following its debut last week.
Microsoft Studios has advised that the update should prompt for installation automatically next time you power-up the console. It should also be noted that a number of territories will receive the update this evening, including Turkey, UAE, Slovakia, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on the Xbox 360 dashboard and services.