Microsoft has simply began rolling out a fairly large replace for its Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10, a built-in characteristic which may be accessed by urgent Win + G. Windows 10’s gaming overlay characteristic can already be used for numerous duties together with FPS counter, audio settings, controlling Spotify playback, and extra.
Xbox Game Bar is changing into rather more helpful with assist for third-party widgets within the newest replace. The new Widget Store with third-party plugins is now out there with June replace for Xbox Game Bar and you’ll entry the Store by clicking on the Widget icon on the left aspect of the Game Bar.
As of June 5 2020, there are seven widgets out there in Xbox Game Bar’s Widget Store, which makes use of Microsoft Store within the background for putting in plugins.
If you employ Game Bar, it is best to take a look at the brand new third-party widgets. There is an extension known as ‘Browser’ and you’ll set up it to open a primary internet browser and play a video or browse the online whereas gaming.
Here’s an inventory of extensions out there for Game Bar:
- Notes for Game Bar.
- Razer Cortex.
- Razer Gold & Silver.
- XSplit, which might be an awesome alternative for Mixer streaming characteristic.
- Two extensions for a primary browser.
- Ghost Overlay for Destiny 2.
According to the changelog, the replace additionally introduces a brand new characteristic known as ‘Click by way of’ that permits you to get again into your recreation.
Microsoft can be including a brand new characteristic that may allow you to regulate the transparency of the widgets in order that the Game Bar doesn’t obscure your view of your recreation if you open overlay. To change the transparency worth, head to Settings > Personalization.
According to the scores within the Microsoft Store, Game Bar isn’t notably in style however it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how third-party extensions assist will enhance the expertise and whether or not the builders will leverage this new Store for the Xbox Game Bar.
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