If you're a member of the Alpha or Alpha Skip-Ahead Xbox Insider rings, you may have noticed some new badges appear on the tiles in your library of games, and the Xbox team has explained what these new symbols actually do.
As clarified by Xbox Engineer Eden Marie, these badges are intended to tell you either that a disc is required for the game to launch on your console, or that you don't have a license for the game for whatever reason:
In regards to the latter, you might see this warning symbol to indicate that the game has left Game Pass, for example (as Eden mentions), or perhaps it belongs to another user who hasn't provided you with access on the console.
Marie says that if you're not seeing the disc icon for games that should be displaying it, you may need to first relaunch the game from disc before it shows up, as the "disc cache has only been tracking for a year".
Expect a public release for this feature in the relatively near future, but it's for Xbox Insiders only for now.
Liking this addition? Let us know down in the comments section below.
great. more junk on the game icons
I have about 1000 digital games on Xbox from the last few years so this will help to a small degree.
I hope that people can opt out as don't want more icons it's fine as it is.
This will help me as I periodically skim over my 200 games to see if I should delete any... main reason being they left Gamepass...and I always thought there should be something to say if you can't play an installed game.
Very helpful. The "no longer has a licence" is especially useful to see when games have left Game Pass.
Finally!! PlayStation and switch both had the physical media icons forever. I have only a handful of physical games (because I got them on some crazy deal or because the game no longer was available digitally due to IP licensing) and this icon is going to be extremely useful!
That and GamePass games that left the service. Will help a lot while I’m cleaning up by 12 TB HD.
An option to turn all the icons off would be cool. An update to the achievement system is still top of my wish list.
Ui needs a full revamp. Looks outdated
I'm pleased because there should be an easier way to tell what games you don't have a license for.
Very useful as could do with going through games I have downloaded that are no longer on GP without having to try and launch them.
I seem to be in the minority i like this i already like it showing what gamepass and whats gold
Meh, I know what games are mine, gamepass or gold's, already, but good for the people who don't(?).
What I really, really want, is the ability to remove everything that I own from the list of games that go on sale each week, particularly so if I bought the top edition of a game. So if I've bought the Deluxe edition of the game, why am I being shown the fact that its now on sale, as is every other iteration of the game that I have as a consequence of having bought the Deluxe edition? I'm hardly going to buy the base game, when I already have it in the Deluxe version.
As someone that owns well over 700 Xbox One and X/S games, being able to filter out the games that I already own, would greatly reduce the number of games that I have to peruse whilst going through the sales.
Fairly useful. I'll take it. Still waiting for improvements or even an overhaul to the achievement system. There needs to be more than just the points to show what type of gamer you are. All a high gamer score shows me is this person likely spent a ton of time playing really generic and easy shovelware and I'm usually right when I look at their games. We need badges or something for completing games but 3 or 4 different tiers based on difficulty that way the guys with lower gamer scores who have a lot of time on really hard games will stick out of the crowd and the bottom feeders with huge gamer score full of easy games will be shown for what they are. Something needs to change. At the very least give us a dedicated 100% completed games page where all your completions are shown. And btw I say this as someone with a fairly sizable GS, it's just not full of shovelware
@Benjamin I agree. I don't really like the rare achievement system. I understand the intention behind it, but it's less about bragging about hard to get achievements, and more about how unpopular some games can be, or at least, how little they're played.
@FreqMode Does anyone even care about GS enough to warrant any type of overhaul? I mean MS muddied the pool by giving 50 daily reward points for any achievement. I have 1000GS on Paw Patrol for getting the daily achievement reward points and 1000GS on Spec Ops: The Line because I wanted to.
I understand why you would want to see change based on difficulty etc but the whole system is polluted now.
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