Download Xbox Gaming Services app from the Store

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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It seems like Microsoft is making significant efforts towards improving gaming on Windows 10. Social media users have recently spotted a new Xbox Gaming Services app on the Microsoft Store.

The app is rumored to be released as a part of  the new gaming features that are currently being tested by Microsoft in new Insider builds. 

What’s up with the Xbox Gaming Services app?

The Gaming Services app has been spotted by a Twitter user, you can find this one as a free application under utilities and tools.Xbox Gaming Services app

The Twitter user also stated that the Game Services app has been introduced as a part of the Game Core updates that have been scheduled for Xbox Live and UWP.

It will enhance the performance of the Windows Store as the app is going to facilitate the installation of large apps through the Windows Store.

You will end up installing two drivers along with the app on your PC, the first one is Gaming Filter (Microsoft Gaming Install Filter Driver) and the other one is XVD Disk Driver (Microsoft Gaming Filesystem Driver).

Xbox Gaming Services App Permissions

The app description states that it requires a couple of permissions from the user. It requires access to your internet connection, and all your peripheral devices, files, programs and apps.

Furthermore, it also requires permission to directly manage other apps, collects information regarding other apps, installs a service on the machine, control system policies related to already installed apps.

Some clues have forced the gamers to think that Microsoft is working pretty hard to bring gaming on Windows. You might not have noticed that Windows 10 19H1 preview builds directly download the State of Decay Game from XboxLive servers rather than Microsoft Store server.

Therefore, it is evident that your Windows 10 PCs will soon get Xbox features. In future, we can expect that the gap between PC and the Xbox platform will be reduced.

Microsoft Store will be offering its games for both platforms i.e PC and Xbox.

It is also expected that the current Xbox gaming infrastructure will be used to rebuilt Windows Store for PC.

However, no official confirmation about the app has have been released yet and we will update our readers once some more details regarding the app are available.


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