Microsoft deleted the Xbox App’s reviews and gave it 5 stars

by Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
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Avid games that are fans of the Xbox and Xbox One consoles are probably familiar with the Xbox (Beta) Store App.

This neat app lets you play the games you love to play but also lets you browse the catalog, view recommendations, and discover your next favorite game from a library of high-quality PC games with Xbox Game Pass.

The app is still marked with the Beta tag, and it seems to be enjoying user feedback quite well.

However, it seems that Microsoft thinks that the current rating the app got may not be enough, and so it gave itself a little help.

Microsoft gave the Xbox app 5 stars

One Redditor noticed that the user reviews from the app’s store page are no longer there and that all of a sudden the app has a 5-star rating.

xbox 5 star

Users were split into two groups with regards to the issue:

  • Those that think it was the right thing to do
  • Those that think Microsoft is close to the official release of the app

The Xbox Store App might get a full release soon

On one hand, users believe that this move was only natural given how the software was still in the testing phase, and therefore the reviews were no longer as relevant:

Would you count the reviews of the app in Beta period as valid?

On the other hand, users believe that this wipe may be an indicator that Microsoft is preparing for the official release of the Xbox App:

Either it is likely exiting Beta soon, or they did a new submission to the store for the final release.

Unfortunately, these users also agree on one thing: the Xbox app is nowhere near a finished state as of now:

I really hope this doesn’t mean it’s almost out of Beta.
The app is still so sluggish, missing features, and doesn’t even register games owned that aren’t in gamepass.

All in all, one thing is for certain: something big is about to happen with the Xbox Store App.

What do you think these review wipes and ratings reset mean? Let us know what you think through the comments section below.

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