Microsoft has just revealed the contents of the May update of its Xbox PC application. New information on game cards, filters and a menu dedicated to accessibility are notably planned.
Discover new games more easily
First of all, the game cards available in the application benefit from some changes. They now offer more easily readable information such as the name of the game, its publisher and the average time it takes to finish the game thanks to site data HowLongToBeat.
Microsoft also announces that it has improved the use of filters and sorting in the various collections, in order to allow you to discover new games more easily.
Do you want to discover the most popular games in your country? See the Trends section. New collections will also appear thanks to HowLongToBeat, you can for example explore the collections “Take a break”, which contains short games of less than 5 hours, or “Free your schedule”, for much longer games. .
New accessibility options
In order to make the Xbox ecosystem enjoyable for as many people as possible, new accessibility options are also appearing in the Xbox PC application. A dedicated menu is also introduced to more easily find all the dedicated options.
The new centralized location lets you customize your accessibility settings, such as enabling or disabling animations and background images, or customizing the ability to find games based on their dedicated features. accessibility. We’ve made it easy to manage all of these settings, as well as game-related settings, which you’ll find in one place.
An improved friends list
Finally, the whole social aspect has been moved in order to make the list of friends more easily accessible. For example, it will be possible to keep your friends list or the chat window open during the game, or to move it to an unoccupied window if you are using several screens.
Now you can keep your friends list, chat and group chat windows open, even when in the middle of a game! If you have two desktops, just drag these windows onto the non-full-screen desktop to continue tracking your friends’ activity, at a glance.
The May update will be available in the coming days. Remember also that it is always possible to invite five of your friends to discover the PC Game Pass via the sponsorship system.