The Xbox Windows app will let you know if games play well on your PC before you download them

The Xbox Windows app will let you know if games play well on your PC before you download them


Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Microsoft is adding a simple label to its Xbox app for Windows, letting PC gamers know if a title runs well on their machine before they go ahead and download it. The feature is currently in testing and limited to certain games before it rolls out to all Xbox app users.

While system requirements have always been listed in the Xbox app, this simple label should make it easier for PC owners to figure out if a game can run on their system. Microsoft is running a performance check against a variety of PC games to build this label.

The new label in the Xbox app.

There are a number of games that don’t have the label yet and simply show “performance check not available yet,” which suggests the Xbox app doesn’t just simply…

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