Microsoft Corporation’s next big push for the Windows 10 operating system is still coming our way in 2017 . This year will see the release of a Windows 10 upgrade that could innovate the way creative and gaming PC users utilize their machines. The patch has already officially been dubbed the Creators’ Update. Above all else, Microsoft wants this update to lay out the foundation for a new, incoming age of computer users.
Today, LearnBonds looks into the gaming benefits of the Windows 10 Creators Update. From what we have learned so far, the update promises to be a godsend for PC gamers. The Windows OS owns much of the PC gaming community. Microsoft believes that it knows exactly how to better the gaming experience of its users.
It is nothing new for the PC gamer. The irritation of a poorly performing system while running a game is a well known feeling. A browser could be running in the background or any other moderately demanding tool. Notifications being pushed through can and often interrupt gameplay as well. Microsoft understands that the list of PC functions that can diminish your gaming experience is expansive. Sudden, unexpected stutters and freezes that occur at the height of gameplay are enough to make any gamer drive a fist through their machine.
However, Microsoft claims that its next system patch will come with a decent solution for issues of this nature. It will come in the form of a setting called “Game Mode”. According to Peter Orullian, the Group Project Manager at Microsoft Xbox Group, “Game Mode” takes a page from Microsoft’s experience with the Xbox One console.
In the instance of gameplay. the Xbox One allows gamers to run tools like Pandaro and Twitch in the background. Top priority was put into making sure that these apps didn’t diminish game performance while running. Orullian admits that the same technology will made available on this year’s updated Windows 10 platform. Better yet, “Game Mode” will run entirely behind the scenes with little minimal effect overall other active applications.
Orullians assures fans that Microsoft has no intention “to make the PC into an Xbox.” Just that, in most cases, “Gamers may not be aware of stuff that’s running in the background.” Game Mode comes as a solution to that problem.
How Microsoft wants Game Mode to work
Orullian lays out the basic function of the Creators’ Update’s Game Mode. According to the Product Manager, any software active during gameplay will still be kept open. The only difference is that less resources will be diverted to them. Game Mode will optimize your PC’s graphics and processor specifically to prioritize any game the user is running.
The overall result is a much smoother and effective gaming experience. Depending on the way the user’s PC is set up and the game itself, Game Mode can significantly up a the game’s entire performance. However, that is not the exact aim of Game Mode according to Microsoft. The upcoming Windows setting is after consistency regardless of what is running in the background. So no matter what is running in the behind the scenes, the user gets a very smooth and uninterrupted experience with any software application that is in use.
Changing PC landscape
Currently, the PC landscape is transitioning. Microsoft understands users are demanding a lot more form their PCs. Many machines are lagging behind, failing to keep with widespreading technologies that demand more capabilities from the everyday computer. There is a growing need for PCs that come compatible with 3D design and printing technologies, support for virtual and augmented realities, and greater graphics like 4K and 5K resolutions.
Microsoft claims the Creators’ Update is the start of making all of this easily accessible for the average PC user. The company seeks to secure much of the creative, professional and gaming users that are coming to fore. Game Mode is but one aspect of what promises be a widely enabling update.