“If you’re a gamer, Windows 11 was made for you.”– Chief Product Office Panos Panoy
Microsoft just announced the launch of Windows 11 during their ‘What’s Next for Windows’ Livestream followed by a blog post, with details on the new features to come with the OS. According to Microsoft, their latest OS will “deliver the best PC gaming experiences yet” and that the focus of their new operating system will be on “superior graphics, amazing speed, and an incredible selection of games.” You can watch the complete livestream right here.
A Better Gaming Experience: AutoHDR and DirectStorage
Windows 11 will come with a new feature called AutoHDR which will allow gamers to improve a game’s visuals, if the hardware supports it. The nice thing about AutoHDR is that it’ll even work on games that don’t natively support HDR.
Another upgrade that comes with Microsoft’s new OS is a feature called DirectStorage. Although the PC world has had SSDs for a very long time now, Microsoft takes it a step further by improving SSD speeds while gaming. This is made possible by directing assets directly to the GPU, avoiding any CPU bottlenecks. With both of these features, coupled with the full integration of the Xbox Game Pass, Windows 11 will be a treat for gamers.
When will support for Windows 10 end?
Microsoft will be shutting down support for Windows 10 in 2025. The OS will still be usable but there won’t be any new features added along with a complete halt of security updates.
Will Windows 11 be available as a free upgrade?
People with Windows 10 on their PCs will be eligible for a free upgrade to Microsoft’s flagship OS.
When will Windows 11 launch?
Microsoft announced the OS to officially launch this holiday.
In other news, Xbox recently added Combat Evolved mod tools to the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. You can read more about it right here.