If you’re one of those people who uses Xbox Game Pass to play certain games on your PC, but often find yourself crippled by not being able to know where those files are going, Xbox has some great news for you in the form of an upcoming update to the Xbox Windows app.
The update, publicly announced by Tom Warren, editor of the tech blog “The Verge”, will let you install PC games to any folder on your Windows PC, let you freely access those folders, and even let you edit games. All of this makes wasted disk space, or unsuccessfully trying to install Xbox PC games in a certain location, a thing of the past.
Currently, the app update is only tested internally, so it will be some time before we can actually see the results of this update. However, PC gamers who use Xbox Game Pass on their machines will likely be eagerly awaiting the full update release.
The Xbox Windows app now able to fully support modding is also a big plus, especially since modding is a big part of PC gaming. Many games like Left 4 Dead 2, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, and many more have all been able to last way beyond their lifespan, not only because they are good games, but also because of almost unlimited modding potential.
Besides the ability to dictate the location of files and the potential for modification, the Xbox Windows app will also have the ability to check the status of a game’s files. Steam and Battle.net, for example, both have features. options to check a game’s files and repair or re-download damaged or missing ones.
Overall, it looks like this new update for the Xbox Windows app will mark a new turning point in the way Xbox games on PC work. There is no indication of when the update will launch, but hopefully when it does, Xbox fans on PC will have a much easier time installing and customizing the games.