Microsoft has rolled out a new update for the Xbox app that promises to fix its broken search bar and inaccurate search results.
According to patch notes shared earlier today, the new Xbox app update “finally improves search results for all PC Game Pass titles, including those from EA Play and Ubisoft. “. The update also includes some minor fixes for custom touch controls for cloud gaming and accessibility features.
The much-needed update comes about a month after the Xbox community came together to strongly demand that Microsoft fix the Xbox app’s search capabilities as soon as possible. Trying to search for a specific game was nearly impossible on the app because the search bar searched through the descriptions of each listing instead of matching the query with the actual titles.
Therefore, searching for Dead Cells, for example, would return results such as Martha is Dead, State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, Back 4 Blood, Hades, etc. In another example, a search for Outer Wilds would return The Outer Wilds because the application searched for Outer and Wilds as separate entities.
The broken state of the search bar made it incredibly frustrating to find a specific game to buy or even find users to log in on the Xbox app. The new update should fix these lingering issues from last year.
Just note that Microsoft has only released new Xbox app update 2205.1000.17.0 for Xbox Insiders on PC. The update should be rolling out globally for everyone in the next few days, provided there are no unprecedented issues.