Xbox Insiders can now suspend games in order to speed up downloads

By Stephany Nunneley
17 March 2021 13:45 GMT

Microsoft is adding a new feature to Xbox which will allow you to suspend your game to download others at a higher speed.

Available now to Xbox Insiders, the suspend game option is now available on the Manage Queue page.

According to Xbox engineer Eden Marie, suspend in the queue will let you download at full speed while making sure your game remains resumable (or quick resume-able on Series X/S).

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Another new feature for Insiders comes in the form of two tabs in the Xbox Game Pass section. These are called Recently Added, and Leaving Soon. These tabs will provide you with information on which games were recently added and which ones are leaving.

Xbox Insiders are able to test new features before they go live to the public, so we expect the features to roll out to everyone rather soon.

Speaking of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft announced yesterday a slate of games coming to the service, starting with Undertale yesterday. Later this week Empire of Sin, Nier: Automata, Star Wars: Squadrons, and Torchlight 3 arrive on the service.

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