Xbox has a new look for its app ahead of the Xbox Series X|S release. Like any application, re-editing can always lead to difficult issues. Although a company tries its best to deliver quality, the direction it chooses may not be the best. This may be the case for the new “from scratch” application that Microsoft Xbox has decided to release. Despite anticipating a new system, their attempt at a companion app ran into problems.

Problems with the Xbox app

Although the look is new, rebuilding the code is another story. The redesign of the mobile business app created many unforeseen issues. For one, the Achievements section is entirely absent. This is one of the things that has helped the console family stay popular among gamers. Changing one’s profile picture is also impossible to do using the new app, which doesn’t help Microsoft’s case.

Additionally, players cannot access the Xbox Store through the app. Previously, players could purchase games and then download them when they returned home. It was convenient for those who couldn’t stay home for Xbox Store discount events. While this is a glaring problem for the tech giant, it’s not the only one accompanying the re-release of the app. Redeeming Xbox codes through the app is also not possible as the functions don’t seem to exist.

On Reddit, the devs call it a “work in progress.” This could be a hint that the company wants to fix bugs before the console launches. Xbox Series X systems | S will launch on November 20, 2020. Xbox owners and developers are likely hoping things will be settled by then.

If you’re looking to buy titles before launch, do so on your current system. This will ensure that the title will be ready to download once you get your system home. What are your thoughts on the current Xbox app issues? Do you think they will be resolved before the console launches in a few weeks? Let me know in the comments.


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