While Xbox Game Pass offers an incredible value for money across both PC and consoles, the PC version of the service falls behind due to its lack of features when compared to the likes of Steam. Finally, the Xbox app on Windows will soon offer mod support, allowing for much greater flexibility – and making Game Pass even better.
As reported by the Verge, an upcoming update to the Microsoft Xbox app on PC will “allow Windows users to install PC games from the Microsoft Store or Xbox Game Pass for PC to any folder of their choice with unrestricted access.”
What this means is that users will have much greater freedom when it comes to installing games, as well as opening the floodgates to much easier mod support. You will also be able to “browse to where files are installed, change the drive where games are installed, and pick custom folders for installs.”
The update is now available to Xbox Insiders, allowing those who enjoy living on the edge to experience these improvements right now.
Xbox Game Pass is an amazing service, however it has been limited somewhat by its lack of PC-focused features. This has meant that Steam continued to be the best way to play games, even if its value prospect was much less enticing. With this latest update however, the Xbox app is closing the gap, making Game Pass even better, and reaffirming that Microsoft is focused on PC just as much as it is on console.
KitGuru says: what do you think of these new features? Are you excited to try them? What is your least favourite thing about the Xbox app? Let us know down below.