Microsoft has partnered with HowLongToBeat to make it easier to estimate how long it will take to beat a game. player.

It is a very useful tool, because many people do not necessarily know how much time they have to invest to play and win a match. Additionally, lead time is often a determining factor for many gamers as to whether or not they want to purchase a title. If a game is too short, some players may consider it not worth playing. If a game is too long, then completion might be considered too daunting a task. Of course, all players are different, which is why the feature is so useful.

The new feature is already available on the Xbox app for PC. Whether this will be added to consoles is unclear. All players’ experiences may be different. Some people like to take their time and enjoy the beautiful surroundings presented to them. Others prefer to speed up execution as quickly as possible. In the Xbox app, all a user needs to do is click on a single-player game they’re interested in, scroll down and they’ll see estimates of how long it will take to complete that game below. Details tab. After a few games, a player can get an idea of ​​how his own pace compares to the extrapolated expectations.

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Screenshot of HowLongToBeat Death Stranding in the Xbox app

The details of how long to beat will be listed as follows in the app.

  • Main story (required)

    • You complete the main objectives, just enough to see the credits roll
  • Main story and additional quests/medals/unlockables

    • You take your time, discover and complete additional tasks not required
  • Completer (100%)

    • You aim for every achievement, every medal and conquer everything the game has to offer
  • Combined

    • All styles of play taken into account when estimating

In addition to the HowLongToBeat information, there is a link to the webpage associated with this game on the website. Simply click “Show Details” to access reviews, walkthroughs, player guides and averages, and even stats from other platforms if available.

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Xbox Series X|S and Microsoft characters

Along with the partnership, the HowLongToBeat website released some Xbox Game Pass stats with some pretty cool numbers. Including 470 Xbox titles, 449 PC titles, and 105 EA Play titles, the estimated time to beat them all is 15,630 hours. He also indicated that the average rating of the games is 73%. We hope this update will make it easier for most users to know if it’s worth pulling the trigger when buying a game or not.


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