A lot has been said and shown with regards to the Spring update, and here is another video. Posted on on10.net, the video reveals several new features that the Spring update will contain, and you get to see a lot of them in action, presented officially for the first time.
In the admittedly lengthy video (it runs for around 23 minutes), you get the chance to see how integration between Friends and MSN Friends is done, and what exactly they work with. Personally, the emphasis on Friends is a little much for my liking, but I’m sure many of you think the features are great. The apparently ugly new keyboard add-on is on show too, which is apparently set to change in appearance before the release in late Summer.
You also get the chance to see new changes to the Arcade section, with one new ability allowing you to download every single Arcade demo. With over 50 titles now, that’s about 1 GB of games. Probably more. Also on show is the funky new Blade, dedicated to the new-look Marketplace. It has been revamped, and now allows for easier navigation with cleaner looking menus, instead of the standard and boring words-in-a-column Marketplace we currently put up with. Now you see images, different backgrounds and so forth to make each category unique.
You can try the update for yourself on the 7th May. Not that you have any choice in the matter, since it’s compulsory and all, but from the video, it certainly seems to be something worth looking forward to.
Thanks to DJ Dunk for submitting.