Microsoft is about to make its Xbox Game Bar more useful for PC players who play Xbox Live-enabled games. Mike Ybarra, CVP of Xbox Program Management at Microsoft confirmed on Twitter today that the game bar "very soon" will allow players to verify Xbox achievements while playing.
@XboxGamePassPC is a way to verify achievements while playing a game?
– Mr Athnos (@MrAthnos) September 10, 2019
Will arrive very soon through Game Bar.
– Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) September 11, 2019  For those unfamiliar, Xbox Game Bar is a game overlay built into Windows 10 that you can access by pressing Win + G or the Xbox button if you have an Xbox controller connected to your PC. The game bar is highly customizable, with different widgets for game captures and mixer streams, audio settings, Xbox chat and more. The application integrates with several Xbox social features, although the Xbox Achievements part still belongs to the Xbox Companion application for Windows 10.
The Xbox Game Bar is currently the fastest Xbox experience that Microsoft created for Windows 10, As the Xbox Companion application (formerly, the "Xbox" application) is still quite slow. The new Xbox beta application, which is based on Electron, is also not as fast as the Xbox gaming bar, and has a different purpose with a great focus on the Xbox Game Pass for PC.
There are now three Xbox- different branded applications in Windows 10, which is definitely a bit confusing, but the good thing about the Xbox game bar is that it can be useful for all PC players, even those who are not very involved in the Xbox ecosystem. And that's why it's great to see Microsoft iterate fairly quickly, with all the updates handled by the Microsoft Store.
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