The Xbox app on PC is about to get better as Phil Spencer revealed in his recent interview with Same Brain Podcast that a big update is coming to the game software soon.
Talking about future titles from Xbox Game Studios that will be released in 2023, Phil Spencer teased a new update for PC that will arrive in a few weeks. “We work a lot more on PC because I think PC is important,” Spencer said. “We have a big update to our Xbox app that’s actually coming in a few weeks.”
Unfortunately, the Xbox official didn’t reveal anything about this upcoming Xbox app update, but mentioning it as a “big” update could mean it might contain new features or at least remove some of the weird software bugs, especially with pre-loading games.
Previously, Microsoft added the ability to choose where to install a game before hitting the Xbox app download button, which was a widely requested option. Thanks to the updates launched this year so far, the Xbox app on PC is much smoother than before. However, there are still some troublesome issues that could be annoying, including the difficulty some gamers are having when trying to sync their Xbox App account with an EA App account to enjoy EA Play games through the PC Game Pass subscription.
The new Xbox app update is also expected to bring mouse and keyboard support for xCloud games. Currently, the only way to play Game Pass titles on PC via xCloud is with a controller.
In addition to the Xbox app on PC, Microsoft is also working on an Xbox Series X|S UI overhaul that is slated for release in 2023. Recently, several insiders had a chance to test out Microsoft’s new home UI on Xbox consoles, which looks a bit like the old console user interface.
In another part of his interview with Same Brain, Spencer confirmed that Microsoft will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation after the Activision-Blizzard acquisition.
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