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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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      • 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.

      • Darryl Robertson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Good! I had something posted on the old site with this very topic. Please do this. We like to follow updates and see what improvements or changes were made. We can continue participation in bug reporting and game stability.

      • Liam Taylor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you know what's new you won't have to search for it or assume it, and you'd know why it's so big/small...

      • Greg Bell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like a three tier expandable list.
        1- Categories (New features, game balance changes, known issues, bugs fixed, link to previous update)
        2 - Headlines for each category
        3 - detailed description

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Now there is no option to easy access information about new features or bug fixes that are included within the update. On PS4 there is an option to check updates history.

      • Flippol commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that it should be mandatory for developers to submit a change log that players can view with any update that is released.

      • madasahat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a standard with PC patch notes on steam for example and would be an awesome addition to the Xbox

      • Dave Roth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think this would be a great option to keep developers engaged with the community. I think the best spot for it would be on the Game Hub -- most games currently don't take advantage of this unique Xbox feature and think it would help drive people to those pages.

      • Saviorzero82 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would love to have a option to see patch notes/update history it could be just a tab under the options menu of a game like under manage game and dlc, I know a lot of people say that’s what the game hub is for but it almost never gets used that way

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