As is well known, Microsoft wants to continue to expand the Xbox Game Pass and has now also announced new plans in connection with the release of Windows 11 on the PC.
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The era of Windows 11 on the PC is set to dawn later this year and Microsoft has now officially announced the first details about the new operating system. There are quite a few interesting marginal notes for gamers, after all, the new Windows 11 is supposed to be the “best Windows of all time in gaming”. This is what Sarah Bond, Xbox Corporate Vice President, claims during the presentation.
Everything starts with the Xbox Game Pass, which will be natively integrated into Windows 11 in the future. For this purpose, Microsoft has developed a new Xbox app that is automatically on board in the operating system. The corresponding functionality has been in tests for several months and promises a much deeper integration than previously used under Windows 10.
The Xbox app will not only provide easy access to Xbox Game Pass, but will also be the home of Xbox Cloud Gaming on your PC. So if you take out an Ultimate subscription, you will be able to access cloud streaming directly on your PC. Even on weaker computers, high-resolution gaming fun should be possible via the Internet.
According to Bond, Windows 11 will also bring two more gaming-oriented features to the PC: DirectStorage API and Auto-HDR. Both celebrated their debut on Xbox Series X and S. At least Auto-HDR has also been available on PC since spring as part of the Windows Insider Program.
The HDR feature is to be used by “over 1,000 players”, which will be automatically improved on all Windows 11 devices that support HDR. In this respect, no reworking is required for developers in order to enable HDR in the respective games.