A new Xbox app is out now in beta for Android smartphones and tablets, bringing with it a new feature that will let you pre-download games even if you haven’t purchased them yet.
One of the most frustrating realities of modern gaming is having to wait to download patches on launch day, especially if you’re still inclined to purchase games physically. With this new Xbox app, you’ll be able to schedule and initiate pre-downloads for any game before it releases, letting you immediately get into it once you pop in the disc.
Although not explicitly mentioned in the post, users of the new app have already found the ability to pre-download any game (via Wario64 on Twitter). It shows how a prompt will warn you that you do not own the game you’re about to download, requiring a purchase before it can be launched.