Find out how games will run on your PC with the Xbox Windows app

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Key notes

  • Microsoft is reportedly working on a new addition for its Windows Xbox app.
  • Insiders are currently testing this upcoming feature that will diagnose games.
  • This will work as other third-party tools, telling you how the game will run.
  • However, the feature is limited to just a handful of games for the time being.
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Were you aware that Microsoft is cooking up a new way to help you out when deciding what games you want to play next on your PC?

Well, we’re about to tell you that this feature is currently in development, but there’s no way of knowing for sure when it will become a reality, as only a limited number of Xbox Insiders are testing this.

This would actually be a major addition to the already popular Xbox Windows app, so there are plenty of reasons to be excited about it.

No more third-party tools in determining game compatibilty

It’s true that with so many alternatives when building a gaming setup, the most challenging part of PC gaming is knowing whether the title you wanted so much will actually run decently on your device.

And yes, there are a lot of third-party tools you can you to actually diagnose this, but having such a feature integrated into the Xbox app itself will greatly simplify things, as spotted by The Verge.

But don’t go thinking that this will trigger a massive revamp of the application’s interface or something similar.

In fact, the only thing added will be a small label that will inform you if the game will run great, smooth, or poorly on your current setup.

And, since apparently there are some titles where the app says that the performance check is not available yet, it clearly tells us that this feature will work a bit differently than initially thought.

So this means that the app won’t diagnose the situation based on the hardware installed on your PC, but rather that the Redmond company will make the assessment based on their own database.

As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, there isn’t much to go on, as an official statement from Microsoft has yet to be publicly made.

But this is surely a subject we want to keep our eye on and we will, reporting back to you as any new details surface on the matter.

This is a more than welcome improvement for the Xbox Windows app and will be welcomed with open arms by the entire Xbox community.

How do you feel about this new addition currently being tested? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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