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E3 2019: Leak Of Xbox’s New PC App Suggests A Replacement For The Microsoft Store

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Hours before the Microsoft’s E3 press conference is slated to kick things off into overdrive, it seems a leak of the team’s new Xbox app for PC has made its way to the Internet.

According to Twitter user @h0x0d, a beta version of the app has snuck into the Microsoft Store, which appears to allow for social interaction between players, who will be able to “purchase great PC titles, DLC, and add-ons from the Store, all in one place.”

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According to Twitter user @h0x0d, a beta version of the app has snuck into the Microsoft Store, which appears to allow for social interaction between players, who will be able to “purchase great PC titles, DLC, and add-ons from the Store, all in one place.”

The list of features, as detailed on the webpage, is as follows:

  • Explore what’s new and browse the library of Xbox Game Pass games on PC. You can browse by genre, see recommended and featured games, search for a game and subscribe to Game Pass.
  • Game detail pages display gameplay trailers, screenshots, system requirements, ratings and reviews; you’ll also see add-on content and suggestions of similar games that other players also like.
  • Manage your installed games with the sidebar. Most recent games are at the top, or you can reorder them as you see fit. You can view download progress and launch an installed game with one click.
  • Chat with your friends using voice or text across PC, Xbox One, and mobile, either 1:1 with another friend, or in a group.
  • The new Xbox app and Xbox Game Bar work together seamlessly, so players can keep up the conversation from the social tab as they play.

With compatibility across different platforms and the ease that follows its new Discord-esque all-in-one interface, it would suggest that the Xbox’s upcoming PC app is designed as a complete replacement of the existing Store.

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It’s a cause for celebration, should the news appear to be true. The Microsoft Store has often been criticised by the community, so a refresh is very much in demand.

More information about the app is likely to be revealed during the upcoming showcase, which is set to be one of the team’s greatest and most exciting press conferences yet.


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