I was catching some of the Gamespot’s E3 Live videos and in the last hour, Gamespot interviewed Major Nelson and talked about the changes on Xbox360 Dashboard coming this Fall. Users who are not connected to XboxLIVE for some reason or another will be able to get the patch on a disc in early 2009.
According to Major Nelson, once released it will appear as a system update, just like the way all the previous system updates appeared in the past. Its download will no doubt be a little larger, but the process will be automatic and as swift as possible.
Those of you who prefer the themes and gamerpictures need not worry because they will not be removed.
Here’s a picture of the new Dashboard with the new Gears of War theme in the background.
Major also mentioned that the team are looking at the possibility of achievement-linked goodies eg. Earn a certain achievement to unlock a certain attire for your Avatar.
More updates in future.