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Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators update will add new gaming features

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators update will add several new gaming oriented features

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators update will add several new gaming oriented features

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators update will add new gaming features

 
Microsoft plans on releasing a major Windows 10 update once a year, with their Aniversary update arriving earlier this year and their upcoming Creators update planned for release in spring 2017. 
 
With each of these major updates will come new features for Windows 10, including and enhanced UI, additional personalization options as well as updates to the Windows Store, Microsoft Edge and Windows Defender. Next year Microsoft also wants to improve the gaming experience on Windows 10, with a range of new features that will allow gamers to easily update their game drivers, Steam HDR content as well as implement a new version of their Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM 2.2).
 

  Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators update will add several new gaming oriented features

  

In 2017 Microsoft wants to push the Microsoft Store heavily, alongside their Xbox Play Anywhere Program on PC, releasing more games and a wide range of accessories that are designed to function on both Xbox One and PC using their low latency "Xbox Wireless" connection standard.    

Right now Xbox has 8 partners which plan to make Xbox Wireless accessories in 2017, which include controllers, gaming headsets and other gaming accessories.    

One other major update to the Windows 10 Store is that all games on the store will have a "minimum GPU driver" associated with it and will automatically install the game's minimum GPU driver if the user does not already us it or a newer driver iteration. A lot of PC gamers will be annoyed by this change, as it takes some control away from the user, so hopefully Microsoft will include an option to disable this functionality. 


Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators update will add several new gaming oriented features  

The Windows 10 creators update will also include native support for Windows 10 to Beam, a streaming service that was recently acquired by Microsoft. 

This streaming function will be free to use and is designed to offer a simple, yet intuitive interface to allow Windows 10 users to easily stream their gameplay online. Beam will also allow your viewers to play with you using the streaming service's interactivity platform. 

 


Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators update will add several new gaming oriented features

 

It is clear that Microsoft wants to improve the gaming experience on Windows 10, though some of these changes like mandatory driver installs will likely cause a lot of anger within the PC gaming community, especially for those who like to have full control of their systems. 

 

You can join the discussion on Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators update on the OC3D Forums

 

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13-12-2016, 11:02:55

NeverBackDown
If they could just fix the terrible update process that'd be great. Focus on bugs before introducing more featuresQuote
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