Xbox App on PC is about to get an improvement soon as Phil Spencer revealed in his recent interview with Same Brain Podcast that a big update will be coming to the gaming software in the near future.
When talking about the future titles from Xbox Game Studios coming out in 2023, Phil Spencer teased a new update for PC that will arrive in a few weeks. “We are doing a lot more work on PC because I think PC is important,” said Spencer. “We have a big update to our Xbox App that’s actually coming in a couple of weeks.”
Unfortunately, the head of Xbox didn’t reveal anything about this upcoming update to the Xbox App, but mentioning it as a “big” update could mean it might contain new features or at least remove some of the software’s weird bugs, especially with pre-loading games.
Prior to this, Microsoft added the ability to choose where to install a game before hitting the download button on Xbox App, which was a widely demanded option. Thanks to the updates launched this year so far, Xbox App on PC feels much smoother than before. However, there are still some annoying issues that could be troublesome, including the difficulties that some players have when they attempt to sync their Xbox App account with an EA App account to benefit from EA Play games through the PC Game Pass subscription.
It is also expected that the new Xbox App update delivers mouse and keyboard support for xCloud games. Currently, the only way to play Game Pass titles on a PC via xCloud is to use a controller.
In addition to Xbox App on PC, Microsoft is also working on an overhaul for the Xbox Series X|S UI that is supposed to come out in 2023. Recently, multiple insiders got the chance to test Microsoft’s new Home UI on Xbox consoles, which does look a bit similar to the console’s older UI.
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