Microsoft has announced that it will start rolling out a new Game Mode on Windows 10 for a high performance gaming experience. The Game Mode will improve the performance of games on traditional Win32 games as well as UWP (Universal Windows Platform) games from the Windows Store.
It will arrive with the Creators Update later this year, and some elements have started rolling out to Windows Insider Preview users. Announced in October, Windows 10 will now get Beam for Xbox One as well that will connect to your Xbox Live account, making it easy to stream your favorite games to Beam and your Xbox Live community. The company is also adding updates to the Activity Feed, so you can connect and share more with your gaming friends.
Mike Ybarra, Head of Platform Engineering for Xbox wrote in a blog post,
Our goal is to make Windows 10 the best Windows ever for gaming. With the Creators Update, we’re introducing a new feature called Game Mode. Windows Insiders will start seeing some of the visual elements for Game Mode this week, with the feature being fully operational in builds shortly thereafter. Our vision is for Game Mode to optimize your Windows 10 PC for increased performance in gaming.