Xbox will soon let you try out games before downloading them
Microsoft is making great strides with Xbox Game Pass, after announcing a number of benefits for gamers today, including a way to try out games before downloading them.
This is part of a massive announcement the Xbox team did this morning. In which Microsoft explains how it will expand the Xbox ecosystem in new ways. The trial-before-download feature will be part of a new cloud gaming integration Microsoft is adding to the Xbox app on PC.
Other news from today’s announcement included the introduction of cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass in new regions. And open the web version of cloud gaming to the public. Microsoft also announced that it is working on an Xbox Game Pass. streaming stick.
Xbox console owners will be able to try out games before downloading them too
Trying games before downloading won’t be limited to the Xbox app on PC. It will also be available for Xbox consoles. Although Microsoft does not mention when exactly this feature will arrive on both platforms. Or if it will happen for both simultaneously.
According to Microsoft’s head of Cloud Gaming, Kareem Choudhry, it will arrive later this year. The addition of functionality is a big improvement on the Xbox platform as a whole. Because it will give players plenty of opportunities to check out the games before committing the money to buy them.
Obviously, the experience will vary as Microsoft has not announced which games this will apply to. And if the titles are limited, some players may not want to try what is on offer. But since this is a tie-in to Xbox Game Pass, it will likely be limited to the games available as part of Game Pass.
Don’t waste your time downloading big games
The biggest benefactor of this feature really are the people who get excited about every launch one day. Especially for games over 100 GB.
Even with a fast connection, games with larger files may still take a while to download. And there’s nothing worse than downloading a game that takes over 30 minutes to complete only to be disappointed and find you don’t really care.
With this new feature, players will be able to check out the games first and then decide if the download is worth it.