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Xbox Is Bringing New Gaming Features To Windows 11 And Microsoft Edge

Some solid announcements

Xbox has today revealed that a host of new gaming features and improvements are coming to both Windows 11 and Microsoft Edge. This includes the likes of optimisations for windowed games, a new HDR calibration app and the controller bar on Windows 11.

On the Microsoft Edge side, it includes a new gaming home page that features news, live streams and the Xbox Cloud Gaming library, as well as a new built-in clarity booster that makes gameplay from the cloud look sharper and clearer when playing within Edge.

WINDOWS 11 IMPROVEMENTS

  • Optimizations for windowed games are currently being tested in the Windows Insider program. These are designed to significantly improve latency and unlock other exciting gaming features, including Auto HDR and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
  • Optimizations for windowed games are currently being tested in the Windows Insider program. These are designed to significantly improve latency and unlock other exciting gaming features, including Auto HDR and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
  • The Game Pass Widget will allow players to browse and discover games from Game Pass and jump back into their recently played titles.
  • Controller bar features a list of most recent games, and shortcuts to popular game launchers, including the Xbox app. Controller bar enables players to jump back into their games or even access Xbox Cloud Gaming without the need for a mouse and keyboard. This is also currently being tested in the Windows Insider program.
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MICROSOFT EDGE IMPROVEMENTS

  • A new personalized gaming home page featuring news, game guides, live streams, game highlights, tournaments, upcoming and newly released games, and the Xbox Cloud Gaming library, including easy access to recently played games and related content.
  • Built-in Clarity Boost makes gameplay from the cloud look sharper and clearer when playing in the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows.
  • The new Games menu in Microsoft Edge offers easy access to free, popular games like Microsoft Solitaire, Atari Asteroids, Microsoft Jewel, and Microsoft Edge’s exclusive Surf game, plus helps players discover new ones.
  • Efficiency mode helps improve gaming performance on Windows 10 and 11 to keep them running fast and smooth by automatically reducing browser resource usage when a PC game is launched

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