In the May preview update for Xbox app, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has brought in new features that will offer an improved gaming experience, after the release of Windows 10. Gamers will be able to view the achievements, game play progress, and engage with different players in different systems using cross-platform multi-player functionality.
The Xbox preview app now includes a ‘Avatars’ feature for customization of avatars, and purchasing accessories. Gamers will be easily add, block or report other gamers via Friends feature. Favorite friends can be set, and the names can be shared though the app. Game Hubs will display the recent accomplishments, and games that the friends have played. Game DVR will allow users to set keyboard shortcuts for Game Bar, screenshots and recording gameplay.
Xbox One team members will be able to stream through the Testing feature, and the console can be turned off from a Windows 10 PC using ‘Connect’ feature though both the devices must be on the same network. Microsoft to set to release updates to certain console models via Xbox One Digital TV Tuner that is available in 11 countries, namely Ireland, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Denmark. The Wireless Display app will be added with an improved Mirecast support.
Windows PC users will receive a notification once the May preview version is released in the Windows store. Users will know they have received the May preview version update if the version shows up as “5.5.20022.00000” or higher. Microsoft Windows 10 hopes to bring in multiple features that it missed out in the previous operating systems. The beta version of the latest OS is set to release in fall though the final release is scheduled in summer, which will be available to the public. Microsoft is yet to confirm the exact date of its release.
Microsoft’s blog reads:
The Xbox app will sign in using your primary Microsoft Account and associated gamertag that you use to sign into Windows 10. If you want to sign in with a different gamertag, you will need to set up a second Microsoft account on your Windows 10 PC. The ability to sign into the Xbox app with a different Microsoft Account/Xbox Profile will be re-enabled in a future update.
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