The big day is finally here: Windows 11 has begun rolling out to users around the world. A brand-new Windows experience, Windows 11 is available through a free upgrade on eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will start to become available for purchase. Thanks to its superior graphics and amazing speed, games on Windows 11 can look and play better than ever before.
Windows 11 was made for gaming, with innovative new features that can take your PC gaming experience to the next level. If you have an HDR capable display, Windows 11’s Auto HDR feature will automatically upgrade over 1000 DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games to High Dynamic Range, rendering a much wider range of colors and brightness.
Windows 11 also includes support for DirectStorage, a feature that was first introduced on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. When paired with an NVMe solid state drive and DirectX 12 GPU, games that implement DirectStorage can benefit from reduced load times and render more detailed and expansive game worlds.
Windows 11 also has the Xbox app built right in, allowing you to browse, download, and play over 100 high-quality PC games with Game Pass for PC (membership sold separately). The timing couldn’t be better, as October kicks off the three biggest months in Xbox history, with incredible game launches including Age of Empires IV on October 28, Forza Horizon 5 on November 9, and Halo Infinite on December 8. Each of these games will be available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC members on day one. Finally, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can also play more than 100 Xbox console games on their PC without having to wait for a download, thanks to the power of Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with the Xbox app.
A focus on gaming is just one of the many highlights of Windows 11. For complete details on what else Windows 11 has to offer, head over to the Windows Blog.