Following Windows 11's official announcement back in June, Microsoft has confirmed today that the operating system will be available on October 5, being described as "the best Windows ever for gaming".

The company seems to be really leaning into this aspect of the marketing as well, highlighting the likes of Windows 11's "superior graphics with Auto HDR", "faster load times with DirectStorage" and Xbox Game Pass / xCloud integration.

"Windows 11 delivers the best Windows ever for gaming and unlocks the full potential of your system’s hardware with technology like DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR. With Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate you get access to over 100 high-quality PC games to play on Windows 11 for one low monthly price."

Auto HDR, which automatically adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhancements to games built on DirectX 11 or higher (if required), will be included by default with Windows 11, while 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."

The best bit? Windows 11 will be available through a free upgrade on eligible Windows 10 PCs, and it'll also start being bundled with new PCs from this October. For more details on WIndows 11, head over to Microsoft's official website.

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