Today is the day of Windows 11, whose official release is set for October 5, 2021, so the new Microsoft operating system can be downloaded and installed in these hours, with different Announcements concerning i video games within this major system update.
In addition to all the news that were mentioned by Microsoft to celebrate the beginning of the distribution of Windows 11, there are therefore some details specific that concern the games, an area that the developers have kept in particular regard in the design of the new operating system.
As reported by Microsoft itself on Xbox Wire, these news are inserted directly into the operating system, which guarantees a more extensive support of the features on PC, placed natively within the system software.
“Windows 11 is made for gaming”, we read in the post by Will Tuttle, to underline how this aspect is by no means secondary in today’s update.
One of these innovations is represented byAuto HDR, a technology that allows you to apply HDR automatically through a standard upgrade that is performed on SDR contents, transforming them into High Dynamic Range. The feature is compatible with “over 1000 games between DirectX 11 and 12”, resulting in an increase in the amount of colors and improvements in contrast and brightness balance.
Support for DirectStorage, that is the solution already integrated in the Xbox Series X | S and a fundamental part of the Velocity Architecture of Microsoft’s next gen consoles: it is an API capable of allowing a better use of NVMe SSDs, compressing loading times and allowing a much faster management of assets and data between storage, CPU / GPU and RAM.
Support for peripherals game, substantially continuing the path already started for some time also with Windows 10 but increasing even more the possibilities of using controllers and other devices, including the Xbox Adaptive Controller and third party peripherals.
Finally, the Xbox App dedicated to games on Windows 11 is updated and increases the integration with Xbox Game Pass. This involves some changes in the interface that make it easier to navigate between games and direct access to the Game Pass catalog, including the ability to activate streaming playback through the Xbox Cloud.
For more information, we refer you to the easy guide to better use Windows 11 and the official video that explains how to upgrade from Windows 10.