The Search function on the latest Xbox consoles is worse than ever

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • While some people are enjoying gaming on their next-gen consoles, many couldn't get one.
  • However, the ones that did, are now totally unhappy with the Search function on Series X|S.
  • Searching for anything will bring back some pretty unexpected, and utterly useless results.
  • Forums and social media platforms are buzzing with users pointing their fingers at this fiasco.
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Even though a year and a half has passed since the launch of the next-generation consoles from Xbox, there are still certain functions that make players wonder what the developers were actually trying to accomplish.

Sure, the graphics are astounding on these new games, as we previously showed you with the Dying Light 2 example, but gamers soon discovered other flaws.

The search functionality on the Series X|S consoles is a perfect example of how bad some things actually work, with tons of players complaining about it.

Players say Series X|S Search results are not what you expected

The shortage of next-generation consoles, their prices, and scalping have been the top three reasons why people kept complaining about Xbox lately.

Not to mention that getting your hands on a Halo Infinite version of the Series X costs a fortune and is almost impossible nowadays.

But, all that aside, there’s a Reddit post that caught our eye recently, where Xbox users actually discuss the broken Search functionality on their consoles.

Since jumping back into the world of Xbox I’ve been impressed with everything… Except this app’s search function. Why is it so bad?

That’s the question that was asked on the popular social media platform. You might have expected this to be a glitch or an isolated incident.

However, 90% of the respondents that replied to the post agree that the new Xbox Search is a cruel joke, meant to annoy and confuse players.

As you can see from the above screenshot, the search was for the Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse game. However, the results have nothing to do with the keywords, only the last one actually being correct.

After how much money was dumped into the development of these next-gen gadgets, you might expect a bit more fidelity when it comes to something so basic, yet useful, like Search.

And, as funny as this might be for most of us, we can understand how this can become very frustrating if it happens every single time you search for something.

Another user who commented on this post wrote:

Typed in Elden ring. Didn’t find it. Typed in ring and found it. 😂

It’s true that you can simplify the process and get more accurate results by filtering out the PC games and selecting Xbox only.

But still, considering that this is a console, after all, this shouldn’t be a problem. For example, the PlayStation 5’s Search function is pretty reliable and won’t fail.

All is not lost, however, and Microsoft can still fix this annoying issue, which would be a great bonus for everyone that already hates it.

We’ll keep an eye out and see if anything will be done about the Xbox Search function. Until then, try and simplify your process as much as possible, to avoid unpleasant situations and broken controllers.

What’s your take on this topic? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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