First Xbox Live Public Beta Generates Massive Interest

Yesterday Microsoft was taking applications for testers to participate in Xbox Live’s  first public beta. The call for testers lasted merely hours, as Major Nelson closed application process within a few hours, confirming that the interest was “incredible”.

Testers will get to try out some of the new features that will be added to the next update for Xbox Live later in the year.

The following features will be tested with the beta:

  • Internet Explorer for Xbox
  • Personalized dashboard recommendations
  • Enhanced category search and discovery features

The Xbox Live Update will be available in the Fall in the northern hemisphere, which makes it in our Spring.