“At Team Xbox, we believe gaming should be inclusive, approachable, and accessible to everyone,” the company said. “That includes making it easy for gamers to play and communicate together.”
Parents, meanwhile, will find that they have more control over who their kids can play with online. If your little one has an Xbox child account, they’ll have the option to ask you for your permission to play cross-platform games like Minecraft with people who play it on other online gaming services. You can approve or decline these requests either through the Xbox Family Settings app or the console itself. Microsoft has also tweaked the Xbox’s Groups feature, which allows you to create lists of your favorite games and apps. You can now reorder your groups as you see fit.
Outside of those tweaks, Microsoft has updated the Xbox app on Android and iOS to add a Stories-like feature. Over the next month, you’ll start to see official posts from your favorite games. As with Instagram, you can like, share and comment on them.
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