Microsoft assures that the games in Windows 11 will work better than any other version. Redmond seems convinced of the benefits that his new operating system will bring to the world of video games, in this sense, they explained that players will be able to enjoy multiple functions such as Auto HDR, DirectStorage, improved Xbox Game Pass experience and more.
Windows 11 inherits one of the newer features of the Xbox X / S series. This is the ability to automatically offer High dynamic range (HDR) enhancements for video games that previously only had standard dynamic range (SDR). Games compatible with DirectX 11 or higher will have improved contrast and brightness.
DirectStorage it is another feature that Windows 11 receives. This is a technology that is part of the Xbox Velocity Architecture, also present in Microsoft’s next generation consoles. This improves the performance of solid state drives that use the PCI-Express interface. Therefore, games will load images faster without overloading the processor.
Windows 11 wants to excel at gaming
Specifically, this would allow, for example, to enjoy a better experience of open world games such as Fortnite or Cyberpunk 2077. In addition, loading times will be considerably reduced. Microsoft says that to take advantage of this feature, you must have compatible hardware and appropriate drivers.
There is no doubt that the Redmond company is also betting on the titles. Xbox Game Pass, unlike Windows 10, is now included as standard in Windows 11. No longer will you have to deal with the old Xbox app and head to the store to download the latest version.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to access more than 100 titles of different genres to play on their computers. These include games from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and EA Play. The service should now offer a improved cross-play experiencei.e. sharing the same game on different platforms, for example Xbox console and Windows 11 computer.
Windows 11 was officially unveiled on June 24 at a streaming event. Microsoft’s new operating system will be available later this year. Windows 10 users will be able to upgrade for free, while others will need to purchase a new computer or an appropriate license for their current PC.