In short: A minor new feature is coming to the Xbox app on Windows that will make it easier to determine how well a game will perform on a given system. Microsoft hasn’t revealed the finer details, but it’s available now for Xbox Insiders.
Xbox Insider users browsing the Xbox app should start seeing words like “Should play fine on this PC” on the store pages of certain games like Doom Eternal, Forza Horizon 5, or Yakuza Zero. The Verge notes that many headlines still state “performance verification not yet available”.
To access the Insider Program on Windows, install the Xbox Insider Hub app from the Windows Store. In this app, agree to join the preview program, and a selection of beta features to join should appear under “Previews.”
It’s unclear if there will be any other performance metrics beyond the one saying “should play well”. Also, the “great” performance is rather vague. It’s unclear whether this means the game will run at 60fps at 1080p or some other standard.
The Windows Store and Xbox app game pages already list the system requirements. The Windows Store even uses checkmarks to indicate the hardware requirements of your machine. Weaknesses in your platform are indicated by links to the “about” page in the system settings.
The new label seems designed to give a general overview of expected performance. It might also help novice users who don’t know much about system requirements to quickly see if their computer will run the game well enough.