Microsoft on Wednesday added a new feature to its Xbox PC app that lets users know how long it will take to complete a game, a feature gamers have been waiting for for a long time.
Microsoft will soon integrate data from the How Long To Beat site into its Game Pass service. The company announced its on Wednesday partnership with the website owned by IGNstating that it will update the Xbox app on Windows a provide estimates of the life span of Game Pass subscribers on the game detail pages for most PC service titles.
For those who don’t know, HowLongToBeat is a community website that specializes in calculating the time it takes to play, depending on your style of play. The latter asks players for their playing time and features an average lifespan. As a reminder, the application was already able to predict whether your PC is powerful enough to run a game.
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What data will be offered on Game Pass games on PC?
Four different figures are included in the HowLongToBeat section of the Xbox app:
- Main story (required)
- Main story and additional missions / medals / unlockables
- Completionist (100%)
The main story (mandatory) refers to the time it takes to complete a game if you only complete the main objectives. For its part, the main story and additional missions / medals / unlockables take into account the completion of the main objective, as well as exploration and additional activities. The completion style estimates how long it will take to complete the game if you complete all objectives, side missions and all other game functions. the “Combined” figure takes all playing styles into account in its estimation.
In addition to viewing the details of the estimated game time by clicking “Show details” on a game page, users will be able to post their own times and see community reviews, game ratings and analytics by play style and platform. They will also have the opportunity to organize their toy library and help other players catch up.
In addition to this new data, it also brings the September update to the Xbox app for PC some UI and performance improvements. Microsoft claims it the Xbox app now starts 15% faster and is more reliable than before. ” We’ve seen crash-free sessions improve to 99.9%, and player reports of games not downloading or installing correctly have been cut by nearly half. The company said.