Microsoft’s new Xbox Game Bar launches for Windows 10 as a useful overlay with widgets
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 Microsoft is starting to improve its Xbox integration on PC with the launch of a new Xbox Game Bar for Windows 10 today. Originally unveiled for testers last month, the Game Bar is now a full overlay that’s similar to Nvidia’s GeForce Experience or Discord. Each section now has widgets that can let you adjust game volume and outputs or monitor your CPU, GPU, and RAM usage.
Microsoft is also integrating Spotify into the Xbox Game Bar, allowing you to control song playback during games. There’s also an audio widget for The Xbox Game Bar can be activated by using winkey+G in Windows 10, and this new layout makes it far more glanceable if you wanted to toggle headset settings and then quickly get back to a game.