Xbox Is Adding New Install Options For Different Game Types

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The latest round of Xbox Insider patch notes have revealed a very welcome install-related feature on its way to Xbox. Basically, we’ll soon be able to pick a default install location for each game type, meaning Xbox Series optimised titles can be automatically downloaded to your console’s SSD or a Seagate Expansion Card, for example, while back compat titles & apps can be sent to an external hard drive by default to save space.

This is a very welcome new feature, as it can be pretty annoying switching between default storage locations for different game types! It’s been something that’s existed on PS5 for a while, and we’ve been looking forward to it coming over to Xbox consoles. Here’s how Xbox describes the new feature:

“We have enabled a new feature which allows you to specify a different default install location for games, backwards compatible games, and apps. The default for each will be set to the location you had set previously as your default install location for all content.

You can also let Xbox decide where to install your games and apps. Setting a default install location to “Let Xbox decide” will cause your Xbox to try to install that content type to best available drive that has enough space. To get started, you can access this by going to Settings> System> Storage Devices> Change Install Locations.”

For now, this is only available to Xbox Insiders, but we can expect a broader release in the coming weeks. This is what the ‘Change installation locations’ page currently looks like for those in the Insider program:

Is this something you’ll be glad to have on Xbox? Let us know in the comments!

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