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Unlocked frame rates are now enabled in UWP games

Unlocked frame rates are now enabled in UWP games

UWP Applications will be able to unlocked framerates after today

Unlocked Frame Rates are now enabled in UWP games

 

Later today Windows 10 will be receiving an update that will allow UWP applications to be played with an unlocked framerate and to offer support for G-Sync and FreeSync displays. 

This update has been something that the PC community has cried out for since games started becoming available on the Windows 10 store earlier this year, as up until now all UWP games had a framerate limit at your monitors refresh rate and often only functioned with vsync turned on.  

This update will not enable unlocked framerates in current UWP applications, but it will allow them to be updated to support it, with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Forza Motorsport 6: Apex both being expected to release game patches within the next few days. 

 

      Later today, Windows 10 will be updated with two key new features:

  • - Support for AMD’s Freesync and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC in Universal Windows Platform games and apps
  • - Unlocked frame rate for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) games and apps

Once applications take advantage of these new features, you will be able to play your UWP games with unlocked frame rates. We expect Gears of War: UE and Forza Motorsport 6: Apex to lead the way by adding this support in the very near future.

These updates to UWP join the already great support for unlocked frame rate and AMD and NVIDIA’s technologies in Windows 10 for classic Windows (Win32) apps.

  UWP Applications will be able to unlocked framerates after today  

This OS update will be gradually rolled out to all machines, but you can download it directly here.

 

You can join the discussion on UWP applications finally supporting unlocked framerates on the OC3D Forums.

 

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10-05-2016, 11:06:56

Daiyus
I guess it's a step in the right direction. Until they offer a completely open platform that allows us to do what we've always done with our games then it'll be a very limited number of people that truly adopt UWP. I realise it's a new approach, and won't be perfect off the bat, but simple stuff like letting us look at/edit configuration files shouldn't need to be asked for.Quote

10-05-2016, 11:11:00

WYP
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Originally Posted by Daiyus View Post
I guess it's a step in the right direction. Until they offer a completely open platform that allows us to do what we've always done with our games then it'll be a very limited number of people that truly adopt UWP. I realise it's a new approach, and won't be perfect off the bat, but simple stuff like letting us look at/edit configuration files shouldn't need to be asked for.
Indeed, this is a step in the right direction, but Microsoft will need to work harder in order to get people to actually play games on it.

They have a huge amount of negativity to cancel out with the PC gaming community.Quote

10-05-2016, 11:39:25

SuB
this is one of those 'well it should have been like that in the first place' things where all I can do is slow clap them.Quote

10-05-2016, 12:32:28

Dark NighT
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
this is one of those 'well it should have been like that in the first place' things where all I can do is slow clap them.
I wouldn't even clap, the moment i clap is when they abandon the thing entirely, but that probably wont happen.Quote
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