The Xbox App will now tell you if the game you’re about to buy runs well on similar PCs

A new update to the Xbox App on Windows adds notes to the game pages that let you know how well the game is running on your PC. If you’re playing on an older PC, this feature can save you the headache of downloading a game that won’t pair with low-spec hardware.

Before installing the game from the Xbox App, you will soon see a small note below the install button telling you how the game works on a PC similar to yours. For example, “Plays well on similar PCs”. This includes games you purchased with Xbox Game Pass games.

Tila Nguyen, Xbox senior product manager, says that “you may not see performance testing for every game,” especially recently added games, because Microsoft takes time. to collect information that they use to make recommendations. No specifics were given as to how much data Xbox needs to make these performance recommendations.

The update will also make it easier to find games via the search bar, which now includes games from EA Play (assuming you have a Game Pass membership). Categories like “side wheel” and “point and click” have also been added.

The Game Performance Match Indicator update will be rolling out to the desktop version of the Xbox App soon. In other Xbox App news, it will be available to choose soon Samsung TV. Users will be able to use the Xbox App to stream games via Xbox Cloud Gaming without a console or PC.

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