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Microsoft has officially revealed that they will indeed be adding a new “Game Mode” for Windows 10 that will allocate resources and power appropriately to increase the performance of PC gaming. In an Xbox Wire post the other day, they revealed their goal to make Windows 10 the best Windows for gaming since it began its endeavor.
These updates are about four key themes: Streaming, Performance, People, and Competition. We’ll make it easier to stream than ever before, by making Beam a feature on Xbox One and Windows 10. We’ll improve the performance of your PC games through the all new Windows Game Mode.
Mike Ybarra also sent out a tweet which confirmed that “Game Mode” would work for both Win32 and Universal Windows Platform games. This is good news to many as one of the big questions when it was first speculated that “Game Mode” would be included in the update was whether or not it would support both.
The Game Mode will be coming along with the Creators Update, with Windows Insiders beginning to see some visual elements of the new mode this week before actually getting to work with it. “We’re looking forward to Insiders getting their hands on this new feature for further testing, and we’ll have much more to share on what it is and how it works soon, so stayed tuned”.
The new update will also add a feature called “Beam” and will hit Xbox One as well as Windows 10. Beam will allow players to stream their gameplay in a much more efficient manner. With no extra software needed, Beam will allow viewers anywhere to watch your streams while still being able to interact with you. For Windows 10 you’ll need to simply press Windows + G, which will bring up the Game bar. From there all you need to do is click the broadcast button and you’ll begin streaming.
The update won’t become available until the Spring. However, Ybarra said that we should expect to hear more about the features in the near future.