2022 has been an unbelievable 12 months for PC gaming. We’ve been so lucky to have companions bringing wonderful video games to PC Recreation Go like A Plague Story: Requiem (on day one!), Persona 5 Royal, and rolling out the complete recreation launch of Grounded. All these video games and a whole lot extra are within the Xbox app on PC, and I’m excited to share our closing replace for the Xbox app on PC because the 12 months involves a detailed.
Earlier than we get to what’s new, I wish to thank everybody in our group on your continued suggestions and discussions to make the PC gaming expertise even higher. We’ll be again with extra updates and extra video games in 2023, however for now let’s recap what updates you’ll be able to see proper now!
Riot Video games Now Out there with Xbox Recreation Go
As we shared earlier in the present day, unique advantages for Riot Video games at the moment are out there for all Xbox Recreation Go members. Yow will discover Valorant, League of Legends, Teamfight Ways, and Legends of Runeterra within the Xbox app on PC. To get began, decide which recreation to obtain and play, then comply with the prompts to hyperlink your Recreation Go and Riot accounts. We’re excited members can begin enjoying Riot video games together with your Recreation Go advantages on PC!
Delivering a Quicker and Extra Responsive App
This 12 months, we continued to enhance the efficiency and reliability of the Xbox app. With latest updates, the app now launches as much as 40% quicker. We’ve additionally made fixes to the Recreation Go tab in order that it masses as much as 30% quicker and is extra responsive as you browse video games.
Recreation Set up and Administration Options
In February, we launched a collection of options to make putting in PC Recreation Go video games higher to satisfy the expectations of PC gamers. This consists of options like accessing native recreation information, putting in to any listing, shifting video games between drives, simpler capacity to mod video games, and verifying and repairing installs.
In June, we rolled out the PC Bootstrapper, which supplies a constant and easy means for builders to combine capabilities like Xbox companies and recreation saves, in addition to talk recreation launch standing, make sure the put in recreation is updated, and extra. This helps ship the most effective experiences for gamers.
We’re additionally dedicated to enhancing the reliability of recreation downloads and installs with each replace. With the September replace, we noticed participant experiences of video games that didn’t obtain or didn’t set up efficiently decreased by almost half, and we proceed to see success charges trending up month after month for gamers downloading, putting in, and launching video games. We’ve additionally added notifications when Gaming Providers updates are required in order that the app will all the time be recent for the most effective recreation play.
Making it Simpler to Uncover Nice Video games
We’ve continued to replace the app to make it simpler to find the video games you’ll love. You may see how nicely a recreation will run in your PC earlier than you obtain it with the recreation efficiency match indicator, and we partnered with HowLongToBeat so as to view estimates for a way lengthy it’s going to take you to finish a recreation for many PC Recreation Go video games.
We’ve additionally made updates to make it simpler to seek out your subsequent recreation. Trailers, screenshots, and recreation descriptions can be found at a look proper on the prime of the Recreation Particulars pages and in addition present information from builders for many video games. We modified the structure of the Xbox app on PC to make it simpler to seek out new video games, together with extra collections to discover, video games entrance and middle on the prime of the tab, and improved accuracy of search. We additionally rolled out navigation enhancements to seek out extra video games to play. All navigation is on the sidebar and the queue helps you simply observe recreation installations so you’ll be able to bounce proper in and play.
Thanks from our group for one more nice 12 months of gaming. Please preserve sharing your feedback within the Suggestions Hub, through Twitter, or the Xbox Insiders Reddit.