Microsoft is altering the way in which its Xbox app works on Home windows 10. Beforehand, it was the principle option to entry Xbox mates lists, messages, and social gathering options on a PC, however Microsoft has now up to date the Xbox app on Home windows 10 to rename it to “Xbox Console Companion.” Within the replace message, Microsoft says “This app is being renamed to Xbox Console Companion to be a devoted app to your Xbox console’s options and settings.”
On the identical time, Microsoft can be teasing its plans for the way forward for the Xbox app on Home windows 10. “A brand new desktop expertise is coming quickly!” says the message. It’s not clear precisely what this desktop expertise shall be. Microsoft not too long ago launched an up to date Sport Bar on Home windows 10, which is now a full overlay that’s much like Nvidia’s GeForce Expertise or Discord. There are a selection of widgets to entry Xbox options like LFG, messages, and mates, making the Xbox app a bit redundant.
Many Xbox followers had assumed Microsoft would kill the app on Home windows 10, however it seems like the corporate has plans for a special desktop app for Xbox on PC. Microsoft gaming chief Phil Spencer admitted final yr that the software program maker had “a ton of labor to do on Home windows” for PC players, and with E3 approaching it seems like we’re going to listen to extra about Microsoft’s plans for PC gaming quickly.