Microsoft Launches Xbox Game Bar Widget Store and Updates Game Bar! |2020

After launching for Xbox Insiders this April, Microsoft has now opened the gates of its Xbox Game Bar widget store to all Windows 10 customers. Popular widgets current include FPS counter, Xbox chat, Audio Controls, Spotify music, XSplit’s HUD, and Razer’s Cortex and Gold & Silver.

Xbox is introducing Ghost – Game Bar’s first game companion widget, primarily for Destiny 2. It tracks progress throughout gameplay and gives immediate access to bounties, quests & triumphs. It supports the flexibility to preview a Crucible map before loading in. The widget may also observe Bungie.net account stats and achievements on PC or console.

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Meanwhile, XSplit’s Game Bar HUD widget is exiting the beta phase and is out there on the widget store. The launch will include support for XSplit Broadcaster and new Gamecaster controls.

You additionally get Corsair’s iCUE Widgets – iCUE Lighting widget and iCUE Profile Selector widget to control lights and alter profiles on compatible units. The widget requires the newest model of iCUE (v3.30 or newer), which is out there on Corsair’s website.

corsair icue widget

Apart from these, Razer can be bringing two new widgets to the Game Bar Widget Store, particularly Chroma RGB for Twitch Streamers and THX Spatial Audio widget. The former lets streamers share their lighting setup with viewers, whereas the latter toggles spatial audio and lets customers access EQ settings, sound modes, and device settings with out leaving the game. Do notice that these widgets aren’t available, but and Razer will add them quickly.

Alongside, Xbox Game bar is getting two new options referred to as Click-through and Transparency. With Click-through, customers can decide if a mouse click over a pinned widget ought to direct to the widget or the game. Transparency, as the title suggests, lets customers customise the transparency of widgets.

Also Read: PlayStation 5 May Have Sub-Screen Support!


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