“Today we’re introducing official game stories in the Xbox App – because everyone deserves to see that no scope”, Microsoft declares by a tweet that was posted today. Following the footsteps of every social media platform like Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, and LinkedIn, Microsoft is now adding the story feature to the official Xbox App in iOS and Android. We can also expect Slack to add stories soon. While most of the social media applications feature stories from friends or who you follow, Xbox only allows official Game Hubs to post stories. This means that if you follow a particular game brand, you’ll be able to see all the updates from them. The game hubs can make use of stories for anything like game promotions, advertisements, updates, news, and a lot more.
You can also share, like, and comment on these stories, like any other post. The number of likes, shares, and comments is displayed below the story cards. When compared to the other social media platforms, Xbox provides minimal interactivity. As of now, players can share screenshots or clips to their feed or any other social media. But now that they’ve introduced stories, it must boost up their interactivity a bit. Microsoft has placed these stories halfway down the feed, unlike other platforms where they linger on the top. “Official Posts From Games”, stands as the title for this section.
However, it is not clear whether Xbox will allow players to post stories in the near future, or this mode will last forever. According to its tweet, “Everyone deserves to see that no scope”. Contradicting that, you will be able to see the no scopes of only brands and not from your fellow players. The newly updated Xbox app misses out on a few features that existed before. For example, you can no longer redeem codes or claim Games with Gold from the iOS app. Gold cannot be used to buy games anymore. The new version also removed the Achievements tab for several months, but it has returned, however.