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Patch Notes When a Game or App Updates

When you get an update for a game or an app, the first question is "what changed?" Let us know how important patch notes are to you with a vote, and tell use what you'd like to see in the patch notes in the comments!

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      • Reggie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is very crucial for competitive players such as myself! Please don't continue to make us have to always go to the game's developer website to find this information.

      • Benjamin Sanborn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a no brainer. Steam, ps4, just about every system gives access to patch notes.
        Or I have to go, oh I want to play XX game, oh wait it’s downloading a patch or has not been played in a while, I have to lookup changes each patch made.

        You could have patch history with each patch showing changes. Then maybe even the developers can post overview of what’s changed since version 1. Like if a gun kept being patched early on, I can see a overview of current state, it could have done 6 different stats for gun XX, so as of now in overview they’d put gun XX: currently 5.78 damage. Announce past stability fixes and its current state, etc. Basically an overview comparing version 1 to current settings from newest patch and summary of changes. If a person is too lazy to go through each patch histories notes, they can see a simple list of what problems fixed, balancing changes etc, characters or missions added or fixed, if crashes were patched and fixed mention as a player might be waiting til a crash fix came out. This is the one thing besides keyboard mouse that’s a no brainer. On pc I can use controller, mouse, keyboard,..... if you let there be mouse controls but maybe not online unless your opponent has the same. Mouse is a skill just like the thumb stick. People will head shot with controller but on pc the mouse feels awkward. Or give sort of an auto-aim handicap based on controller when shooting at a mouse keyboard player.

        But Kerbal, tropico, cities xl, etc games, prison tycoon, all were pc ports where a mouse would help navigate the ui. Also strategy games, those popular games civilization 6, and others can come to Xbox without a new ui to make it work, as lots of games work best with keyboard mouse....... **** those dota2 type games are super popular and those can be easily played with mouse so those types of games would be playable on Xbox and pc, if anywhere title or just Xbox.

        Ben Sanborn
        Itchfoal812151

      • Cotacia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We definitely need this instead of trying to scour multiple Dev forums trying to figure out what changed.

      • Victor M Velazquez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also wiil be good to have the option to "update later" at least the games that are not multiplayer. Most of the times after installa a game no mattersif its just for one player, you need to updaet it, download 10 or 25GB of updates wich is insane, making you to wait more. So what i do is go offline and skip this, at the end i dont need to be online to play the Story mode, so why dont give me the option to "Update later"?

      • Sunman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So useful this feature! Please add patch notes to "My Games & Apps".

        I agree that you can google it but it's much more convenient to just look it up on your Xbox (like Steam and Battle.net). So many updates but you never know what was updated exactly.

      • Daniel McCabe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        With most developers they show the patch notes on their webpages/social media but having the option to view them on Xbox would be a great thing to have you get my vote

      • Janet Brown commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also, I agree with other commenters that the game hubs would be a perfect place for this. The game hubs feel highly underused and patch notes would be a great addition to the hubs as well as a way for developers to stay connected to fans

      • Caleb Oleson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Developers should be required to provide at least a list of the biggest changes, should be encouraged to list every detailed change (even if it's by a hyperlink), and should be outright prohibited from just saying "bug fixes and performance improvements" every time.

      • Eduardo Wagner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be interesting to let support (to customer) get information about the patch note submitted to QA Cert in Microsoft, especially the retro games. I was talking to support right now to get notes about the Battlefield 3 for Xbox One, which had an 1.8gb update and couldn't find any patch note over internet.

      • Biliousdata commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a great idea!
        There have been so many time a game has updated and i have no clue whats new!

      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The Creation Club update of spring 2018 should admit it makes Skyrim unplayable.

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