Xbox Insider Release Notes – Xbox App for Windows [2212.1001.19.0] and Windows Gaming Services [8.71.12001.0]

Hey Xbox Insiders! Here are the latest release notes for the Xbox App for Windows and Windows Gaming Services. Both updates are available now by joining the Windows Gaming flight in the Xbox Insider hub on your PC. This is the first December preview of the Xbox App for Windows and the latest release of Gaming Services that address performance issues with game catalogue display in the sidebar.

New versions of Windows Gaming prerelease products:

  • Xbox App version released: 2212.1001.19.0        
    • Available: 5:00 p.m. PT – November 16th, 2022
  • Gaming Services version released: 8.71.12001.0              
    • Available: 5:00 p.m. PT – November 16th, 2022

Current Versions of Windows Gaming prerelease products:

  • Game Bar version released: 5.822.91610
    • Available: 10:00 a.m. PT – September 16th, 2022

New this build:

  • Game collection filtering options have been cleaned up.
  • The last 2211 preview contained a new catalogue system that caused large game collections to populate in the sidebar a little slower than usual. This latest version of the Gaming Service addresses this.

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