Microsoft seems committed to providing an environment suited for hardcore gamers, and the Windows 10 Creator’s update will deliver a high-performance gaming mode allowing users to maximize the performance of their PC. The company announced that it will start releasing features of the mode this week in an Insider Preview. The preview won’t include all of the features, but at least provides a taste of what the software company is going for with the optimization of their operating system for PC gamers.
The details of how exactly the Game Mode will function are sparse, but Microsoft has stated that “it’ll fine-tune your PC to speed up gaming performance”. The Windows Game mode will affect both older Windows games (Win32) and modern titles (UWP). Microsoft told us to expect more details on how the mode functions “soon”.
These updates come along with the updates announced for both Windows 10 and Xbox One. Native Beam Livestreaming will be featured on both platforms as part of Microsoft’s effort to get in on the video game streaming craze. The revamp is designed to make it extremely easy to share what you’re playing, whether you’re on PC or a console. Xbox One also features an ever-present Guide that allows quick access to game recording and music controls, an Achievement tracking overlay, and a new look for both the leaderboard and Cortana.
Microsoft aims to make their systems (both Windows and Xbox One) more seamlessly integrated with social media, as well. Like it or not, most of us are always connected online and a lot of our social connections exist on the internet. It will now be easier to connect to friends on social networks through Xbox Live, as well as find groups of people to play with. Certain games are even receiving the ability to host Arena tournaments!
Gamers must be patient, as these features won’t be released until the Windows Creator’s Update. The wait will pay off, however, as many of these features will both improve gameplay itself as well as make it easier to find and connect with other fans. No news on an exact release date, but the update is expected to hit Windows sometime this Spring.