Microsoft is sure a goldmine of news these days although this time it's not about Xbox Series X - it's about the new Microsoft Store, which they promise is twice as fast.
The company has admittedly been working on the new store for a while now, and their plan is to roll out the beta on August 5, 2020, for some Xbox Insiders.
The new Microsoft Store has been built from scratch with speed, security and ease of use in mind. In their words, they're "obsessed" with getting it right, and the users should notice the difference.
"The new Microsoft Store on Xbox is more than twice as fast as before. It launches in under two seconds, and the browse performance is greatly improved – it’s faster than ever to load pages and find what you need, whether it’s checking out a sale price or watching HD trailers."
Xbox owners should have a much easier time looking for games, DLC, apps, movies or whatever else they please. They can choose to autoplay trailers while browsing, or choose to do it themselves, and any discounts will be easy to spot for deal-hunters.
Microsoft fully redesigned the navigation system, which lets users seamlessly switch from shopping to browsing and playing.
Microsoft listed the following improvements:
- With the redesigned search functionality, it’s easier to filter your results.
- Guided by your feedback, we rebuilt the Wish List. You can now easily add new games to your Wish List and quickly check your list content (including keeping tabs on any sale pricing for your Wish List items).
- The updated shopping cart makes it easier to add items to your cart as well as view the items in your cart before and during purchase.
- We’ve also made it easier than ever to shop across four generations of great Xbox content by enabling customers to view pricing while browsing for new Xbox One games and backward compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles, as well as add these games to your Wish List or shopping cart.
Overall, the so-called Netflix of gaming is sure getting closer to the service, and who are we to complain. Bring on August 5!