Microsoft has added another feature to its already fleshed-out PC Game Pass service: Game listings now show details on how long a title takes to complete. Interestingly, this data is not limited to averages, as it provides four times based on different play styles.
Microsoft has teamed up with HowLongToBeat, a community-driven site that specializes in game length, for the new PC Game Pass feature. Just select a game in the service and you can see how much of your time it will take up in the details section.
With four estimated times on the list, “Story Mode” is for the few who like to quickly get through the main campaign/story without doing anything else, so this style will take the least amount of time.
Next is the “main story + extra content”, which adds additional missions/missions, medals, unlocks, etc. to the main story. The “Complete Game,” which is apparently the longest, is for those who feel compelled to complete a game 100%, revealing everything that can be seen and done.
And finally “all styles”. This takes into account all the gameplay and gives an estimated average time. It is also possible to click on the “View Details” link when selecting Yoxihoo, which will direct players to the HowLongToBeat website for a more detailed time breakdown and allow users to submit their actual playtime, which also includes the community and critics’ reviews and trial notes.
A quick look at Assassin’s Creed Odyssey shows 91 hours for all styles, interestingly, Horizon 5’s main story + extras show 36 hours, and the full game is 101 hours.
In addition to the new features, the Xbox app for PC now launches 15 percent faster and includes fixes to improve its responsiveness, Microsoft said. In addition, search results will be returned 20% faster, and the number of games players report not downloading or successfully installing has been cut by nearly half.