Microsoft has today unveiled the latest iteration of Windows, entitled 'Windows 11', which the Xbox team says will be the "best Windows ever for gaming" thanks to a few key features such as Auto HDR and DirectStorage.
Windows 11 will come with Auto HDR by default, which automatically adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhancements to games built on DirectX 11 or higher that previously only leveraged Standard Dynamic Range (SDR). This is the same technology currently being used on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.
Also debuting on Series X and S, DirectStorage will be exclusive to Windows 11 on PC, allowing high performance NVMe SSDs to load games faster, ensuring you can" experience incredibly detailed game worlds rendered at lightning speeds, without long load times."
And of course, Xbox Game Pass will continue to be a major part of Xbox's focus, with the Xbox app now built into Windows 11 from day one, and Xbox Cloud Gaming set to be directly added to the app as well.
All the other stuff you'd expect, like compatibility with the new Xbox Wireless Controllers will be in place, and the best part is that Windows 11 will be a totally free upgrade for Windows 10 users when it arrives ("coming soon").
"We’re thrilled to bring you the best Windows ever for gaming.
Welcome to Windows 11!"
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