Microsoft’s New Video Highlights Gaming Features in Windows 11

by Kelvin
Microsoft's New Video Highlights Gaming Features in Windows 11

NESABAMEDIA.COM – Microsoft has confirmed the release date Windows 11 on 5 October. On the same occasion, they also released a video highlighting Xbox Game Pass and features for video games on the new operating system. With DirectStorage technology and Auto HDR function, the operating system presents itself as “Windows best for gaming”.

Microsoft will introduce the same technology used in the Xbox Velocity architecture, which is coming to the new generation of consoles, at Windows 11 via DirectStorage. This technology will decompress game resources through the GPU without burdening the processor, allowing for increased performance and lower load times.


The functionality will require an NVMe SSD, and in July, Microsoft’s Senior Product Manager explained that the new feature will be compatible with Windows 10 starting from version 1909.

However, he stressed that this new operating system was developed with DirectStorage in mind, so games will get more benefit from optimizations in the Windows 11.

Auto HDR Makes the Display More Colored

Taking it a step further by adopting other technologies from the console, Auto HDR will automatically apply the High Dynamic Range enhancement in games built on DirectX 11 or 12 that typically don’t support this feature. HDR allows for richer color exposure and more detail in games.

It should be noted that the function was tested on version 21337 Windows 10 in the Microsoft Insider program in March, so Auto HDR availability hasn’t been detailed yet.

Game Pass on PC

Microsoft has been expanding the Xbox Game Pass catalog every month to include a number of new game releases, such as Age of Empires IV and Forza Horizon 5. In September, Aragami 2, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, Pupperazzi and Evil Genius 2 World Domination will be added to the list. libraries.

Earlier this month, the platform also brought the xCloud streaming tool to Game Pass Ultimate subscribers who are part of the Insiders program. However, for now, the tool is only available in certain regions.

Anime streaming platform Crunchyroll has revealed that existing subscribers and new users of the free trial can redeem up to three months of PC Game Pass access at no additional cost. Offer valid until October 31 for users who may not have been Game Pass subscribers before.