Looking for Groups is rolling out now for the newly titled Xbox Game Bar.
Announced by Major Nelson on Twitter, the Xbox Game Bar aims to be more in line with the Xbox One experience on consoles. Are you going to try it out? Tell us more in the comments below.
The new #Xbox Game Bar begins rolling out today on machines running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, with new features for PC gamers including Spotify, social features and LFG, new broadcast & capture options and a customizable UI. Details here: https://t.co/69XYuoodL7 pic.twitter.com/gOm49ldVyV
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Windows 10’s Game Bar tool has been updated with yet another Xbox One feature: Looking for Groups.
Found within the beta version of Microsoft’s software, the Groups feature allows Windows users to quickly find other players to group with up. It’s a great feature on Xbox One, one that has formed new guilds and communities around games such as Destiny 2, and it’s very welcome here.
As of now, Looking for Groups is only available in the beta test ring for Windows Game Bar. According to Windows Central, the list of games is currently rather limited; the game’s list is restricted to native Windows 10 games. If you aren’t currently in the beta ring for Game Bar, you’ll have to apply through the Xbox Insiders app in the Windows Store.
Looking for Groups is a fantastic feature on Xbox One. Migrating this feature over to Windows 10 is a fantastic opportunity for Microsoft to improve the community aspect natively on their OS.
With competitors such as Steam offering native community features, Microsoft needs to catch up fast. After all, the main selling point of Xbox is the community. Windows may be falling behind, but at least Microsoft now knows what to do.
Source: Windows Central