Xbox Alpha Update Lets You Track How Much Time You've Spent On Your Favorite Game From The Guide

Just how many hours have you really spent playing Destiny? Now you can find out more easily.


A new update is out now for Xbox alpha testers that adds one commonly requested feature. The ability to track detailed stats like precisely how many hours you've spent playing Destiny or any other game is now available directly from the Guide.

With the update applied, users will find that the Game Activity tab from the Guide now displays not only stats about Achievements but also new information like your specific play time "and more" depending on the particular game. The specific amount of time spent playing a game was already already from deeper within the Xbox menus, but it looks like this is the first time it's directly accessible up from from the Guide.

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