Installing a game in a language different from the System language

Discus and support Installing a game in a language different from the System language in XBoX Games and Apps to solve the problem; Hello all, The fact that we cannot choose which language to install a game is a tremedous oversight by Microsoft. I live in a biligual household. I... Discussion in 'XBoX Games and Apps' started by Alaricho, Sep 19, 2022.

  1. Alaricho
    Alaricho Guest

    Installing a game in a language different from the System language


    Hello all,

    The fact that we cannot choose which language to install a game is a tremedous oversight by Microsoft.

    I live in a biligual household. I also have children in the house.

    I do not want to have to change the entire system's language so I can have some of the games in our native language, and then have to suffer through some terrible dubbings of other games. I am sure I am not the only example of such a situation.

    Also, the fact that on Windows the same situation exists is puzzling, where we have other game launchers and applications that allow us to choose the installation language.

    Are there any plans to implement such a feature? Surely this is not a difficult QoL improvement.

    :)
     
    Alaricho, Sep 19, 2022
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  2. ArminatorX Win User

    Change language from XBOX (Beta) Game

    ...the game has to have the option INSIDE the game, isnt it?
    There are multiple factors that might or might not allow you to change a language.

    First of all: The game has to have the specific language installed. Depending on the game, some games ONLY have one language built in (even if it's available in different languages around the world). If that is such a game, there is nothing you can do.

    If the game DOES HAVE the different languages (and English is usually always present, if it's a multi-language installation), then it depends on how the game chooses the language.

    Most modern games (and games that come from consoles) try to detect the language from the settings of the Operating System.

    So if you run your Windows 10 in Spanish, the game will automatically be in Spanish.

    Some games do have settings to override that automatic setting, but not all games do have that option. If the game does not have the option to change it, and you are SURE that the game has the English language pack installed, then you need to change the
    language of your Operating System.
  3. Nick Hern Win User

    Xbox 360 games language selection is different from Xbox One...

    If you need multiple languages it is possible that one allows for only one language install while the other system may require ALL languages to be installed instead of pick and choose languages. This could be why the large size difference.
  4. Miss Bijoux Win User

    Doom 3 BFG Edition (Spanish)

    Hey Dabljuster -

    Yes, a backwards compatible game installed via disc may have different language options than that found on the disc copy of the game. Despite the language of the disc, the language options available are determined according to your region as well as the
    languages the game supports (this will vary from game to game.).

    Let us know if you have any other questions! :)
  5. RedCarGamer Win User

    How do i change the language in sea of theives

    Like was said above, the last games from xbox game studios titles usually dont have a language change. Depends always what language was your system when you installed the game, this is a function based from xbox one.
  6. VvuluvV Win User

    Change game language in Xbox App for Windows 10

    Hi Vallasin,

    Thanks for coming to the forums with your question. Unfortunately, the only way to do this is change the global system language. You can always go to
    Xbox ideas and post an idea for a different way to select languages.

    Thanks,

    Brad
    Hi Brad,

    When you say "global system language", that's the OS language/region settings ? So as long as Windows 10 is in english, Xbox app will be in english and all the games installed will be in english ? Is that correct ?

    I have the same question as Vallasin. My system is in english, I haven't installed the Xbox app yet.

    Thanks!
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