A annoucement today revealing that “Clubs and Looking for Group” (LFG) on Xbox Live will start rolling out to Preview members.
The LFG feature will be avialble starting today on Xbox One and it would soon coming to Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices.
While Clubs and LFG is now available, “Arena, an online tournaments platform for gamers of all skill-levels will arrive in the coming weeks,” team said.
Clubs, LFG, and Arena support our vision for uniting gamers across devices and fostering a welcoming experience on Xbox Live where everyone is included, respected, and supported.
For those new, here is a little more about these two new social destinations:
“Clubs” are gamer-created managed groups for just about everything and help you meet people and grow communities of gamers. With preview build, gamers can search, or create their own public, private, or hidden clubs. As a Club member, you can set up parties, play games, share, communicate using voice and text chat with Club across Xbox One and Xbox app.
Clubs can accessed in the Community tab on Xbox One and Clubs section on other devices, while Clubs associated with a game will be accessible in the title’s Game Hub.
As a Club admin, will have tools to manage administration over the groups to help create a lively and inclusive environment.
Looking for Group (LFG) a new social tool helps you quickly find other players to game with.
While looking for players, you can add certain requirements for finding right gamers—such as specify game, game mode, number of peopl, rules like no trash talking or casual friendly, and any other in-game requirements like level, gear or character type.
Additionally, you can also specify kind of social experience you’re looking for such as limiting swearing, requesting use of a microphone, and setting specific achievements for the game you want to accomplish with the group.
Here is how it works: “Upon gamers can browse open LFGs and request to join the ones that they’re interested in. The LFG host chooses from the list of gamers who have expressed interest and, once the group is full or the host is ready, the host can quickly get those people into party chat and start playing. Quick, easy, and simple,” explains xobx team.
In addition preview members can also start enjoying a few other features starting today:
Gamerscore Leaderboard, while Microsoft says it’s faster and more reliable now, it also now resets at the beginning of each month instead of 30-day rolling period. It means, you and your fellow gamers will have a clean slate to compete against each other of each month.
You can keep an eye on the Gamerscore Leaderboard through the Achievement tab or by using the guide.
Finally, Emojis are now available on Xbox One virtual keyboard. You can get to emojis by pulling the right trigger until they show up. Pressing and holding on an emoji will get you more variants of the one you’ve selected.
Stay tuned for more details about Arena and additional features like Achievement Rarity (ever wondered how truly epic an achievement that you earned is?).
Also, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex reached an important milestone today, with lifting the “beta” tag and releasing Apex as a full-fledged product on the Windows 10 Store.
“Forza Motorsport 6: Apex” is now free! through the Windows Store – and it brings support for a number of popular wheels to Forza Motorsport franchise in “Apex” on Windows 10 for the first time—and soon to be released “Forza Horizon 3.”
Additional wheels coming notably include Fanatec products such as ClubSport V2 Xbox One Hub and Fanatec CSR models— arriving beginning in late September, with updates for both Windows 10 and Apex.
“This is a major landmark for the Forza series on Windows 10 and has been the result of months of hard work from the Turn 10 and Windows teams,” wrties Xbox team.
In addition, team notes, H-pattern shifters are fully supported in Apex for all Logitech wheels listed under. Support for G29 will be added at a later date. And, adding additional support for H-pattern shifters from other manufacturers will come in the future.
The game was first appeared on the Windows Store back in May this year and features 63 cars and 20 different tracks. but “no multiplayer mode.”
If your are planning to install it on your Windows 10 PC, please check the minimum hardware requirements listed below:
- 64 bit Windows 10 – version 151
- Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz
- Memory: 8 GB RAM (2 GB VRAM)
- Graphics: Radeon R7 250X / GeForce GT 740 or equivalent (with DirectX 12 support).
- Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
Here’s a full list of wheels available in Apex today:
- Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
- Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
- Logitech G29 Racing Wheel
- Logitech MOMO Force Feedback Racing Wheel
- Thrustmaster T300RS
- Thrustmaster T500 RS Gaming Wheel
- Logitech G920 Xbox One Wheel
- Thrustmaster T150
- Thrustmaster TX Xbox One Wheel
- Thrustmaster TMX Xbox One Wheel
- Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Racing Wheel, writes Xbox team.