Ability to Identify Games Acquired Through Subscriptions Like Game Pass, Games With Gold, or Purchased
You've got a great library of games, but you can't remember which games were installed through Game Pass, which games were part of your Gold Subscription, or a birthday gift. Let us know how important it is to identify where games came from by voting, and tell us in the comments how you'd like to see this idea work!
Sam Larko commented
Logical extensions (which should be included in the release) to this include:
- filter by subscription
- mass uninstall by subscription
- group by subscription
Isn't similar feature already there where we can see Games With Gold, Game Pass games and EA access in separate menu under My Games & Apps.
It could be based on a badge or icon next the game cover showing how we have acquired that particular game.
There is currently testing of a separation idea for at least gamepass and gold
Jaime Barillas commented
Top left corner
Digital owned - nothing
Physical - disc symbol
GWG - gold corner
Game Pass - green corner
EA Access - blue corner
Easiest and simplest way I can think!
Or just use Amazon Unlimited style... where there is a logo at the top showing that this book is part of Amazon Unlimited. A logo showing that this game is from Game Pass or that you got this game from EA Access seems the most effective way of dealing with this situation. It also promotes the service when people see the game with the image telling them this game is on Game Pass.
Oui ceci est une très bonne idée 💡 je confirmes.
Parfois on peut se tromper entre un jeu dont nous sommes propriétaire ou bien sous location avec game pass ou gwg Xbox One.
On devient automatiquement propriétaire des gwg 360 donc le notifier notamment car les gens ne savent pas !
A simple method for this idea would to colour code games either by colouring the text or putting a coloured border around the game image.
Yellow/Gold = Games with Gold
Green = Game Pass
Blue = EA Access
No change means purchased from store
Ivan Filho commented
Just add a small white icon in the top-right corner of the game’s image in My Games and App, like Destiny weapons for DLCs.
Just add a small white icon in the top-right corner of the game’s image in My Games and Apps. A controller icon for Game Pass, the “GOLD” icon for Games with Gold, and a wrapped gift icon for a gift. Really surprised you had to ask us for this, it’s a really simple idea. These icons would also mean it won’t take up too much of the games image, such as what “Game Preview” does.
I do think however, the gift icon should only appear for a week or so then disappear as IMO, it doesn’t really matter if a game is gifted or not, it’s urs to keep.
Yes, like have the banner they place on preordered games.
Kris Petrin commented
There should be a games with Gold section.
I wanted this so much for awhile now. I'd like to know which X1 games are free from Gold and which I actually own.
Arminator's ideas with icons is what I would prefer to be implemented, visuals make it easy.
If a game is permanently owned it should show the game tile as it is now without any markings.
A Game with Gold might get a golden ribbon in a corner, or a golden bar at the top or bottom to signify that this game requires you to have an active Gold membership to work.
And Game Pass Games could similarly have a green ribbon and also a date to signify when the game leaves the Game Pass.
EA Access games could get a blue ribbon (maybe even with the EA logo on it).
If it was a birthday gift, it doesn' need a special marking IMHO, as a gifted game is permanently owned again.
But before it's installed it could be like on the Nintendo 3D. When you buy a digital game on the 3DS, the game icon is "wrapped" in paper with a red bowtie on it on the home screen. To start the downloaded game, you tap the gift wrapped icon, and the bowtie opens revealing the new game.
Similarly, when you want to download the gift the first time, it should show in "Ready to Install" with a gift wrapping. When you try to install it, the gift wrapper is removed, revealing the game's original title tile.
Ian Rathbone commented
I think we should be able to use #tags for our games and apps. Multiple tags could be used and we would be able to sort, filter, search etc based on these.
There's so many usage examples for this.
I could tag some games as #near1000G and these could be ones I could then go to as my ones I need to focus on to complete. I could tags these with other things also as #difficult or #gamespass so that I know I may have a limited time to do them.
Some I could tag as #couchcoop so I know I can play them with friends or #kids so I know I can play them with kids.
Take it to the next level and have community tags - one's suggested from the community that you can use. See popular tags.
Have a second layer of #tags that let you see what other people are sorting their games into.
Folders aren't always the best way forward for sorting your games out - maybe #tags are the best way?
You could have notification of the games that are installed from GamePass and the games of the markings, to make it easier to know about the games that are on sale to be able to buy. At least we might have a chance to buy those games. It is not always that we remember getting access to the Xbox Store to check if the game we have installed GamePass or games of the markings.
It would be possible to be notified that the game is on sale.
Games from Gold, Game Pass, and EA Access all have their own sorted sections in current Insider builds. The only area that this really needs to be applied is showing whether a game digital license is owned or not.
If a license isn't owned digitally, there could be a little disc image or something when the game title pops up as the cursor moves over it.
Brian Mwai commented
Maybe add an option to sort them by membership or smthing like that
I liked the symbols the 360 used, showing whether the game requires a disc.
Mohamed Rizk commented
As far as I know this has been already applied in the latest Insider builds. Might have even been included in the public update too.