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Add language selector to system preferences for apps and games which override the system ones

The idea is to add duplicated language preferences in system settings which would override the system ones for apps and games, and with no need to restart the system.

The games currently lacks of language selector, so they read the values (maybe region, language or both?) from the system for selecting the assets to load and other settings (like subtitles to show).

Well, it would be great if we could set these values in a way that only apps and games would read them, but not changing the system settings. As system settings requires to restart, and changes the dashboard language as well as the content we get from Xbox Live. Not good.

The settings are simple, put a value and the default one 'use global' or 'use system' like for not overriding the system values.

So, if we want to play a game with other language settings, we could change these values with no need to restart and launch the game or app (if resumed we probably would need to close the app/game in first place).

And OK, this as "step 1", the mandatory one. A "step 2" could involve settings these parameters by app or game individually, in its own settings (its management screen, the same one we use to delete it).
This one would override the values of "step 1", the ones defined at preferences as overriding values. So we could define our library as wanted for each game. With the same values, the 'global' or 'system' one for not overriding, or a new overriding one.

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  • Puppy Fujo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Go to settings consul language, Suijin and select English is your language English, UAE for language region. then your location as uae, and then I'm in port put both of them in english united states. That should fix all of your problems.

  • Shumayal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good idea.

    One major problem related to this is the Battlefield 1 game. I live in the UAE and hence my Xbox Region.

    My Battlefield 1 game starts in Arabic by default and with no way to change the language (not in game nor in xbox)!

    The only way this can be fixed is by changing my region to UK or US (english speaking country) as suggested by reps themselves.

    This works but this is horrid and my experience becomes bad.

    Also the Kinect voice commands and Cortana don't work in UAE region as well.

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