Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Currently available: Windows 11 is built for gaming

The important day has finally arrived. Windows 11 has begun to be deployed to users around the world. A brand new Windows experience, Windows 11 is available through free upgrades on eligible Windows 10 PCs, and PCs with Windows 11 preloaded will be available for purchase. Thanks to its excellent graphics and amazing speed, Windows 11 games look and play better than ever.

Windows 11 is built for gaming and features innovative new features that take your PC gaming experience to the next level. If you have an HDR-enabled display, Windows 11’s Auto HDR feature automatically upgrades over 1000 DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games to a high dynamic range, rendering a much wider range of colors and brightness.

Windows 11 also includes support for Direct Storage, the first feature introduced in the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. Combined with NVMe solid-state drives and DirectX 12 GPUs, games that implement DirectStorage can benefit from faster load times and render a more detailed and extensible game world.

Windows 11 also includes the Xbox app, so you can use the Game Pass for PC (membership sold separately) to view, download, and play over 100 high-quality PC games. October marks the biggest three months in Xbox history, with the following great games coming out, so the timing won’t get any better. Age of Empires IV October 28, Forza Horizon 5 November 9th Halo Infinite Each of these games will be available on the first day with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC members. Finally, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can also play over 100 Xbox console games on their PC without waiting for a download, thanks to the power of Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with the Xbox app.

Focusing on games is just one of many highlights of Windows 11. For more information on other features provided by Windows 11, please visit our Windows blog...