The Xbox app on PC will tell you if your computer is powerful enough

The Xbox application on PC will be updated in June and will bring some new features. It can now indicate whether your computer is powerful enough to run a particular game and encourages the discovery of new video games.

Xbox announces that it will update its PC application this month. The software is better optimized in the background, runs smoother and more reliably. Microsoft took the opportunity to address some issues reported by players and “makes it easy to navigate, search and install games within the application“. But that’s not all ! On the program are performance indicators for games and an easier discovery of new video games.

Xbox tells you if your PC is powerful enough to run video games

Xbox highlights a problem that gamers sometimes encounter: buy a game, install it, only to find that their PC doesn’t have the optimal configuration needed to play it in good conditions. Microsoft is therefore introducing a new feature that specifies how a specific game will run on your computer. Xbox clarifies that “The application now compares a game’s performance on PCs similar to yours to predict if it’s performing as it should“.

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Xbox indicates whether your computer can run the games in the catalog // Source: Xbox

If there is a problem, the application will inform you about the recommended configurations or what components you are missing. Be careful though: this notice doesn’t need to be present, as Xbox needs information about computers close to your performance to know if a given game is running well.

Discovering new games made easy

Microsoft announces that this is the caseimproved navigation within the applicationto invite players to discover new titles they hadn’t thought of. Navigation is now in the sidebar, the queue of running installations has been revised and is displayed on the bottom left of the screen. A notification now lets you know when the installation is complete.

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Xbox lets you discover more video games // Source: Xbox

The search for video games is improved with a more precise search engine and the integration of the EA Play and Ubisoft Connect catalogue. Finally, Microsoft introduces you to games with new collections such as:Games to discover together», «page scroller” or “Panointed and click“.


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