Teaser: Xperience Skin

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 28, 2009 in Site News

A few days ago I posted a trailer for the Surface skin which may or may not ever be completed. Today, XBMCG33K has unveiled a brand new video preview of Xperience, which is under heavy development, and I must say it’s looking great.

Here’s what XBMCG33K had to say about the work in progress (No release schedule yet):

First I would like to say thank you to everyone watching this skin from the beginning, and even now. The original Xperience thread has 500 plus posts, and over 68k in views. To me that says we’re doing something special. Next is a thanks to Rocky5, Arcanthur, Blackbolt, and of course EqUiNoX, who have all put up with my crap almost every day so we can bring you Xperience.

On to the skin. We have stated many times before this skin is being designed around the idea that the easier it is for our users the better. Some skins seem as if they don’t take this into consideration; we do. Paying special attention to the smaller details, such as having animations that wont suck up memory, user friendly controls, a one of a kind Recently Added design, infinite customization combination’s, and the list really does go on. These were all things a bit hard to detail with simple static images, hopefully the video will show our attention for detail is alive and kicking with a steady heartbeat. Enjoy the video, and thanks again to everyone watching.

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Discussion - 10 Comments

  • James Aug 29, 2009 

    This looks awesome, but is it a mock-up or something real that is still in development? Can you bring me to the light, please? Thank you!

  • XBMCG33K Aug 29, 2009 

    It’s a Skin still in development. If that video is a mock-up we’re screwed lol.

  • Klojum Aug 30, 2009 

    Sorry, but this skin doesn’t do it for me. For example, movie titles should be visible in full whenever possible. Every time I see that they are limited to 15-16 characters while the rest of the title needs to be scrolled, it’s a turn off for me. Especially when the available space in the screen isn’t used “wisely”. For me, it’s the same like viewing a 800×600 website on a 1920×1200 monitor.

  • Henrik Johnson Aug 30, 2009 

    The skin looks awesome although I would love it if there was an option to keeping whatever is playing going as you navigate through the menues. Btw, what is the music that is playing? It’s great.

  • James Aug 30, 2009 

    Klojum, remember that this skin is not completed and needs more work, quoting the author of this article ”[...]has unveiled a brand new video preview of Xperience, which is under heavy development, and I must say it’s looking great”.

  • Dan Dar3 Aug 30, 2009 

    It looks so good I’m lost for words. I don’t know if this is possible, but I’d love the skin to have the trailer soundtrack running in background, it fits it so well.

  • antonstarlid Aug 31, 2009 

    The skin are just to amazing :) Good work

  • Jimbo Aug 31, 2009 

    What is the soundtrack for this video ?

  • blittan Sep 01, 2009 

    @those asking for soundtrack!

    Omg, have you guys even watched the trailer..

    In the end credits it clearly says:
    *added bonus, even got the songname for you lazy ones*

    Hourglass from the album Impulse Prime by Zircon – http://www.zirconmusic.com

  • Andresito Sep 07, 2009 

    Really nice looking skin.And i liked the pictures of the sports cars.Does anyone know where i could get them?

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