May 2020 Xbox One update adds genre and player count game filters

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft releases a new Xbox One update every month roughly.
  • You can download it on your console by going to Settings.
  • It adds new filters for genre and player counts.
  • There are other Community and Mixer enhancements too.

Today, Microsoft released the May Xbox One update that brings a lot of bug fixes. However, there are a few noteworthy improvements. Why there are some changes to the Community and Mixer options on the console, the highlight has to be the fact that you can now sort games by genre and player count. This should greatly help with multiplayer games because sometimes, you forget if a title supports local co-op or other similar features.

The Xbox website posted the following.

The updated Community page on Xbox One makes it clearer where your content is coming from and how to explore Xbox Live. This improved layout splits the page into four new channels... We've added a couple of new filtering options for your games & apps: genre and player count. Try this out with the Surprise Me! button for even more catered results when you're looking for something different to play. Added with the May release, live thumbnails make it way easier to get a glimpse into a stream before jumping in. Take a scroll through what's happening on Mixer and find a new favorite streamer.

What sort of features do you want to see in the future? Let us know.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.