Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Game Mode Supports Both Win32 Games & UWP

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Windows 10 Game Mode is the most anticipated feature of the upcoming big Creators Update. Contrary to previous rumors and claims that Windows 10 Game Mode may be limited to Win32 Games, Microsoft has announced that the Game Mode is available for both Win32 Games as well as UWP titles, which will completely revolutionize PC gaming. Moreover, next major Windows 10 Update will feature great new features and improvements in the Windows Store, according to the Redmond tech giant.

Microsoft is adamant in enhancing the gaming experience on PC platform to make it future proof to keep up with improvements in gaming in coming years. Windows 10 Game Mode in the Creators Update is being prepped with the view to bring console players to PC platform, which many believe offers a superior gaming experience once the support for both UWP and Win32 games.

Head of Xbox Platform Engineering, Mike Ybarra, says that Windows Store gets a much asked for improvements with more changes to come in future updates. As a part of incremental improvements, the Game Mode with visual UI changes will be released for testing in the upcoming Windows Insiders updates, as mentioned in an official blog post. Initially the Game Mode will bring minor tweaks with more to come in succeeding updates. This Windows 10 Game Mode is intended to make PC gaming a more pleasurable experience for players. Furthermore, there are some improvements coming to the Xbox One as well:

Through one press of the Xbox button on your controller, you’ll be able to pull up the newly enhanced Guide as an overlay on the left side of your screen no matter what you’re doing. In addition, we’re rebuilding the most popular multitasking experiences for speed and ease of access. For example, you’ll be able to start recording your GameDVR clips, adjust your recording length, and access your captures directly in the Guide. We’ll also add a new Achievement tracking overlay, Gamerscore Leaderboard, a new Cortana design, and controls for background music, making these features easier to use.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 is designed to streamline user experience by connecting several Windows 10 running devices. Microsoft says that Xbox Live is also getting new options that will make connecting with friends on social media fast and easy across devices.

Another new features dubbed Beam will make it easier for users to stream content via Xbox Live in Windows 10 and Xbox One. The Arena feature will allow players to create their own personalized tournaments and invite others to participate in them. Initially this feature will be supported by a handful of titles, more titles will be added in future updates.

As usual, we will keep you informed with all the new features and changes that will eventually make their way into the final public release of the first major Windows 10 Creators Update of 2017, so stay tuned for that.

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