Microsoft Brings FastStart, Game Grouping, More With Xbox's July Update


It has been announced today by Microsoft that the Darwin Project is now free to play on Xbox One. Simply find the FastStart-enabled title you want to play in our catalog, hit "Download" and your console will take care of the rest. Comments on the last article suggested FastStart was available for more games than were included in the previous list. "FastStart works by identifying which files are needed to begin playing and prioritizes the download of those files first, enabling you to quickly jump into full-fidelity gameplay while the remainder of your title downloads in the background", said Major Nelson.

Both Xbox and PlayStation include similar features which allow users to play your game when a certain amount of the game has been downloaded - in Xbox's case, it's called "ready to start".

Microsoft says a number of games available on its Xbox Games Pass program will be available to download using FastStart starting today and more games will follow suit sometime down the road - no extra developer work required. Groups will appear across My Games & Apps, Home and Guide, so you'll be able to access your Groups at a moment's notice.

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Microsoft is also introducing the ability to group games and apps, which essentially allows you to make collections or folders of your games to make your collection more organized and easier to search. They are also tied to one's Xbox Live account, so they can be used across multiple consoles. The system-wide search feature is also now more accessible, with the new Y shortcut whenever you are in the dashboard.

Mixer streamers can now go full screen with their webcam while broadcasting. We've started you off with a Group that should look very familiar - your Pins!

There are some more minor improvements as well. They've updated the Mixer Share controller option on the web, added multi-touch support for Mixer Share on touch devices, and added a channel leaderboard for viewers who've contributed to a channel during Share Controller sessions.