So, the broad idea is that the new Xbox app is an overarching hub for your PC games – facilitating the purchase of these from the Microsoft Store – as well as the installation and management of your Xbox Game Pass titles, assuming you’re a subscriber.
There’s a bunch of social features built on top of that, including text or voice chat with Xbox friends, plus you can see what games your mates are playing. Also, the app benefits from some slick new aesthetics, and it looks pretty tasty indeed.
More in the pipeline
This is just a starting point, so presumably, we can expect extra features to be bolted on – also remember that as this is still beta software, you may encounter the odd wrinkle or two.
At E3 2019, Microsoft also announced pricing for the Xbox Game Pass, with a subscription costing $5 or £4 (around AU$8) a month. Again, the service is in beta right now, with a full release expected later in the year.
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