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Microsoft aims to level up in terms of the gaming experience on Windows 11

Windows 11 is pitched at gamers. (Source: Microsoft)
Windows 11 is pitched at gamers. (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft has announced Windows 11, complete with a new UI and layout. The Redmond giant also asserts that some of these changes are pitched at gamers. This, naturally, involves Xbox Game Pass, as well as Auto HDR and the new Direct Storage API.

Microsoft has made it clear that Windows 11 is for creators and remote workers during this new OS version's launch. However, the OEM has also made it clear that it is also versatile enough to handle the gaming these users might want to do once they are done with their occupations for the day.

To this end, the incoming update will obviously integrate DirectX 12. Microsoft has also announced that it will support Auto HDR, meant to upgrade SDR content to this new potential dimension of color and vibrancy in gaming content that does not require the user to go anywhere near any settings.

Windows 11 is also now rated for "next-gen" Direct Storage, an adaptation intended to reduce loading times and enhance in-game detail. Microsoft has also outlined the role of the Xbox app in the new update, particularly as it relates to the Game Pass service.

This paid subscription allows access to over 100 "high-quality" games, which will include the EA portfolio, in addition to that of Bethesda (no surprise there, then). Accordingly, Microsoft asserts that Game Pass will offer even more popular AAA titles, not to mention day-one releases, going forward.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-06-24 (Update: 2021-06-24)