A new update for the Xbox app for Windows PC now launches 15 percent faster and will tell you information on how long it takes to complete a game on PC Game Pass

Xbox App for PC Now Tells You How Long it Takes to Beat a Game


Microsoft has released a new update for its Xbox app on Windows, which includes faster launch times and will now tell you how long it takes to beat a game.
As part of a partnership with IGN's sister site, HowLongToBeat, the Xbox app for Windows computers includes some information on most of the games available on PC Game Pass, such as how long it takes to beat a game or get 100 percent completion.
HowLongToBeat is a community-driven based site, so you will be able to submit your own times, as well as check things like forums and community reviews.
A screenshot of HowLongToBeat in the Xbox App for PC. | Image: Microsoft
A screenshot of HowLongToBeat in the Xbox App for PC. | Image: Microsoft

The Xbox Wire post also notes that Microsoft has made some improvements to the Game Details pages, allowing PC users to now view things like trailers, screenshots, and game descriptions, all of which are available at the top of a game's page.
The Best Games to Play on Xbox Series X|SThe Xbox Series X and Series S are finally out, and while there aren't many big new exclusives on Microsoft's newest platform there are still plenty of great games on the black and white bricks.<br></br>Whether jumping into a new adventure or revisiting an old favorite, here are our picks for the ten best games on the Xbox Series X. Let us know what's on your list that's not on ours in the comments.<h3>15. Outer Wilds</h3>
For those of you looking for an adventure that'll put your exploration skills to the test, Outer Wilds Ventures is waiting with a beautiful mystery about life and death ready to unfold. Outer Wilds will challenge you to discover why an ancient civilization suddenly disappeared and, more importantly, why the universe keeps ending every 22 minutes. That end of the universe does mean your progress resets after the time expires, but the time loop makes space for interesting puzzles and even cooler planet designs.
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Better yet, you can explore Outer Wilds' solar system in whatever order you want. You can drop a thread or pick it back up whenever inspiration strikes you. Or, you can just hang out with other explores on their planet, listen to music, and roast marshmallows. Outer Wilds uniquely manages to be cozy in its exploration while also challenging and sometimes rather spooky with its puzzles. If you're craving more after you've discovered the secrets of Outer Wilds' universe, one more mystery remains with the Echoes of the Eye DLC.<h3>14. Ori and the Will of the Wisps</h3>
Moon Studios' excellent Ori and the Will of the Wisps builds on the first game’s fun foundation without bogging it down or becoming overcomplicated, which is the best praise you can give a sequel. It stays true to the spirit of the original, doubles down on what made it great, and gives you more stake in the world and options to navigate it.
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And now on Xbox Series X, Moon has pushed the already jaw-droppingly gorgeous game to new heights at 120 FPS and 4K UHD, with native HDR support, and even a 6K resolution supersampled rendering mode at 60 FPS. When paired with the dynamic high-range audio, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the absolute best way to play this heartfelt followup of the little spirit that never gives up on its friends.<h3>13. Halo: The Master Chief Collection</h3>
This package now collects six Halo games all under one digital roof – everything except Halo 5. It's been torn down to the studs and rebuilt in grand fashion, and even better, it's been upgraded AGAIN for Xbox Series X with support for 120fps gameplay. Crazy to think that these games were 480i/30fps the first time we played them...<h3>12. Mass Effect Legendary Edition</h3>
Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes Mass Effect 1-3, and almost every single piece of DLC ever made for the games including armor, story missions, characters and more. As a matter of fact, the only content not included was Pinnacle Station for the original Mass Effect, and that's only because the code was somehow lost at BioWare.
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All together, it really is the best edition of some of the best RPGs ever created. Follow Commander Shepard on a space journey spanning three massive games as they builds their team and protect the galaxy from the ultimate destroyer known as the Reapers. Unmissable. <h3>11. Hitman 3</h3>
Unfortunately, pure stealth games seem to be a dying genre. Metal Gear? MIA. Splinter Cell? Sigh... But Agent 47 lives on, and his latest outing, Hitman 3, is the best the series – and the entire stealth genre – has seen in years. The conclusion to the new-era Hitman trilogy sees Agent 47 tackle six new missions, from the opening Dubai skyscraper to the Knives Out-like family mansion that follows.
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All of them, like the best of this series, can be played many different times in many different ways. Disguises, gadgets, poisons, plotting, planning, and sweet-talking are all tools in your arsenal in the most gloriously fun ways.
Additionally, Microsoft also confirmed the latest update for the Xbox app for PC now launches 15 percent faster. "We're committed to continuing to improve the performance and reliability of the app," Xbox's Partner Director of Product Management, Player Experiences, and Platform notes in the latest XboxWire post.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.
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