Major Nelson announced earlier today a laundry of changes for Xbox.com that will go into effect tomorrow. Not only will LIVE be expanding to several new regions
but the site will have a whole new look.
Starting at 5 AM EST/9 GMT, Xbox.com will be down for an extended maintenance period. LIVE service will continue as normal and should not be hindered by the web site's downtime. Here's a few of the changes you can expect when the site returns:
- Browser based Avatar Editor: Preview items before
purchase or just edit your Avatar.
- Combined view for messages, friend invites and game requests
- Improved account subscription notification
- Family reports to learn what your family is doing on LIVE
- Play web games with your LIVE friends on the web or Windows Phone 7
- Marketplace search functions will be greatly improved
Here's what the new site will look like: