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Xbox app on PC now tells you how long to beat a game

Xbox app on PC now tells you how long to beat a game

The latest update for the Xbox app on PC has some nice new features.

Microsoft has updated the Xbox app for PC with a number of improvements starting with a faster app launch and improved performance. You can download the Xbox app for PC via the Microsoft Store.

The big new feature is a partnership with the website HowLongToBeat. The idea is to provide players with estimates for how long it will take to complete a game for most games that are included with Xbox Game Pass for PC. So whether you want to beat something in a single sitting or several weeks, this is a good way to gauge your level of commitment.

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There are four different categories that tell you how long it will take to beat a game:

  • Main Story (Required): You complete the main objectives, just enough to see the credits roll
  • Main Story and Additional Quests/Medals/Unlockables: You take your time, discover and complete additional tasks not required
  • Completionist (100%): You strive for every achievement, every medal and conquer all that the game has to offer
  • Combined: All play styles considered during estimation

“You can click ‘View Details’ to submit your own times, manage your library of games, and help aid gamers around the world in their pursuit to conquer their backlog,” Microsoft says. “You’ll also find additional insights on how people play including community reviews, playthrough notes, and data breakdowns by platform and playstyle.”

Do you use the Xbox app on PC? What do you think of the new how long to beat feature? Let us know on the forums!