Ever since the launch of the Xbox Game Bar, we've been appearing regularly in partnership with you: our community. From simple video capture, quick access to audio settings, seamless listening with Spotify, providing an FPS counter, we've kept PC Gamers at the center of everything we do. This philosophy is the driving force behind the reviews we announce today.
Changing the Xbox Game Bar
We heard your answer was loud and clear: you don't always want Alt + Tab to separate apps when playing on your PC. We thought we brought you your favorite apps within the Xbox Game Bar where you can access them without leaving your game. Starting today, application widgets like XSplit & # 39; s Gamecaster and Razer & # 39; s Cortex come to the Xbox Game Bar! We have seen impressive interest from key leaders in the PC gaming system and expect the number of widgets to continue to grow. If you haven't already, you can join our internal program here or join the Game Bar flight Xbox Insider Hub to get there. If you are not an Insider – no matter, you can find it soon. As a reminder, you can access these new features by pressing the Windows key and the "G" key at the same time –Win + G
Find, Install, and Manage Widgets from the widget store
To get started, you need a way to find and start using your new Game Bar widgets. Install, widget widget store. In the Game Bar menu, you will now see a new entry that will launch the widget store in Game Bar. From here you can browse and find new widgets and manage to install and update your widgets without needing to leave Game Bar.
Broadcast as a Pro with XSplit & # 39; s GameCaster Widget
Gamplaster's popular XSplit streaming app now includes the Xbox Game Bar widget. The combination of XSplit and Game Bar provides access to Gamecaster's critical tools without having to interrupt applications or leave your playing time. Start and stop your stream, engage in discussion, check out the latest events and stats to help increase audience engagement, and expand coding settings to ensure high quality streaming – all from the Gamecaster widget. The widget is fully customizable, so you can optimize features that are important to you and even touch those you want to persist on screen during playback. Visit XSplit
Optimize your game with Razer Cortex and Razer Gold
Another popular app among PC players is the Razer Cortex with System Booster. Also available today, you can download the Razer Cortex BETA widget for easy access to important Cortex features such as Boost and Revenue. In just one step, eliminate unnecessary processes and back-up services to release extra juice into games. The Razer Cortex BETA widget also makes it easy to browse through the latest and upcoming gaming Paid to get the Razer Silver. Come in daily, play, and redeem Razer Silver for a variety of exciting rewards – including Razer gear, games, special gift cards, and more – right in the widget. The widget game widget feature and automatically searches for the best prices for PC games. Click the game agreement to see comparisons across all PC game stores. To learn more, go to Razer’s website
You can also enable the new Razer Gold widget: enjoy the ease of use when reloading your Razer Gold wallet with Razer Gold PINs, or a game. Razer Gold is Razer's virtual credits for game buyers, offering exclusive game deals and digital content. Destroy Razer Gold and earn Razer Silver, a reward system for the loyalty of gamers. See the Razer Gold widget at Microsoft Store or the game widget store.
Integrate your PC with Intel & # 39; s Graphics Command Center
We have partnered with Intel to bring some of the key features available to the Intel Graphics Command Center (IGCC) to the Xbox Game Bar. The widget, which will be available through the IGCC beta program later this spring, will begin providing access to display settings, power profiles, and game streaming and capture features. But as both IGCC and Xbox Game Bar evolve, so will the widget features.
Anyone Can Start Building Widgets Today
In addition to these great collaborative widgets, we're also rolling out the Game Bar SDK (Beta) today. Any builder can build custom Game Bar widgets. Learn more about how to start building your widgets today.
As always, thanks for the constant feedback about the gaming experience on Windows. It's your answer that enables us to continue to make Windows great for all gamers no matter what you choose to play, so please keep going. If you are interested in gaining first access to the work we do in improving the PC gaming experience, you can join our Insider program here.