Microsoft Store and Xbox App, games can be installed anywhere
Microsoft will allow users Windows from install games from the Microsoft Store or Xbox app to any folder on your PC. The novelty gives users more freedom and allows the new Store on Windows to compete better with Steam. And according to inside sources, this is only the first step in making Microsoft’s virtual store better for all gamers.
You can install Microsoft Store and Xbox games in any folder
Some Xbox Game Pass users had recently had problems with installations on the PC. Many users had complained about the inability to install games where they thought fit, while others had had problems with the Microsoft Store and the WindowsApp folder. This Xbox app update should fix all of their problems.
Also, although Microsoft has been supporting the mod for some Store games, now opening the games folder can give users more freedom to apply them to your liking. A way to make it easier to play on PC, where mods are a key part of the experience, in many cases.
The Microsoft Store has traditionally restricted access to the games folder, using the Windows permissions system to make it more difficult to copy and move games. A problem though you have different discs to install games over the operating system. And some users also complained that uninstall gamesi from the Microsoft Store does not free up disk space.
Other services such as Steam or Battle.net allow you to backup games and verify them. Now the new Xbox app gives you the ability to verify and repair files. Which should also serve for support in backup of games. Also in the new version of the app you can choose another folder where to install the games, with greater freedom.
The Verge first reported these rumors and Microsoft has officially confirmed the changes. “With great games like Back 4 Blood, Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite arriving on day one with Game Pass, we wanted to give players more options to customize their experience in the Xbox app. We will continue to share updates as we roll out new features ”.
The company also released a video with the upcoming changes. There he is: