Xbox app on PC now launches faster and has HowLongToBeat integration

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Microsoft’s Xbox app running on a Windows 11 PC
The Xbox app on PC now launches 15 % faster. | Image: Microsoft

Microsoft is updating its Xbox app on Windows with HowLongToBeat integration and faster launch occasions. The Xbox staff has partnered with HowLongToBeat to offer estimates for lengthy it is going to take to beat PC Game Pass video games. HowLongToBeat is a community-based web site that lets individuals monitor how lengthy a recreation will take and see if a recreation is value shopping for or taking part in.

The HowLongToBeat integration within the Xbox app on Windows contains estimations for the principle story of the sport alongside estimates for added quests, 100% completion, and a mixture of play kinds. You’ll be capable of submit your individual occasions and even see neighborhood opinions, playthrough notes, and breakdowns by playstyles.

HowLongToBeat will be integrated into PC Game Pass titles inside the Xbox app on Windows.
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HowLongToBeat integration contained in the Xbox app.

Microsoft can be bettering how briskly it takes the Xbox app to launch on Windows. “We’re dedicated to persevering with to enhance the efficiency and reliability of the app,” explains Jason Beaumont, accomplice director of product administration for the Xbox participant experiences and platform staff. “With the newest update, the app now launches as much as 15 % faster, and we’ve additionally made some fixes for total higher responsiveness if you work together with key experiences within the app.”

That ought to imply enhancements in downloading and putting in video games alongside higher search outcomes, too. Microsoft has additionally made some much-needed enhancements to the sport particulars pages so you may see trailers and screenshots proper on the prime of an inventory.

Overall, the enhancements are a welcome change for the Xbox app on Windows. Microsoft has been overhauling this app for months and made it doable to put in PC video games to any folder earlier this 12 months.


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