Windows 10 is Getting a Dedicated ‘Game Mode’

Despite its burgeoning community, Microsoft has so far been reluctant to release a gaming-focused feature for Windows. That is set to change now with the imminent arrival of what will be the so-called ‘Game Mode’ on Windows 10.

The feature will be a part of the much-awaited Windows 10 Creators Update which will come out this spring. Xbox Platform engineering head Mike Ybarra, who broke the news on Xbox Wire, hasn’t spilled the beans over the rest of the details including how exactly the gains will be beneficial.

In theory, at least, it will provide improved performance by tinkering and directing resources. One thing will do know is that the Game Mode will bring improvements in both Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Win32 titles, which will make it much more appealing and relevant for developers.

The update will start coming up visually for Windows Insider users in the coming weeks. The Insider program signees will also be the first to test it in the coming few months.

“This is a big update for Windows; we’re looking forward to Insiders getting their hands on this new feature for further testing, and we’ll have much more to share on what it is and how it works soon, so stayed tuned.”

Microsoft is also announcing more gaming-related features which will make it easier to find online groups as well as share whatever you’re playing with more people.

Microsoft will detail the exact improvements brought by the update in the near future. Watch this space till then.


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