Although its existence has been known for several weeks, Microsoft has officially presented Windows 11 this afternoon. This new version of the operating system will not only be free for current users of the platformwill also feature a revamped design, new features, and a very clear approach to gaming. Among other things, you will have xCloud through the Xbox app to play immediately through the Xbox cloud.
Among the most outstanding gaming functions of this Windows 11, perhaps the most notable is that the Xbox app will now be part of the system itself and, from there, any game in the Xbox Game Pass library can be played via the Xbox cloud by pressing a single button. This technology will come later to televisions as well.
Windows 11 will also have other gaming functions that already sound familiar to us from Xbox Series X | S, such as Auto HDR, which transforms the Directx11 game SDR into HDR allowing “a much wider range of brightness and color values, giving an added sense of richness and depth to the image, “can be read on Xbox Wire. It will also feature what Microsoft calls DirectStorage, a technology similar to the Xbox Velocity Architecture of their consoles. This feature intended for high-speed NVME SSDs will be capable of «quickly load assets onto graphics card without clogging CPU. This means you can experience incredibly detailed game worlds rendered at lightning speed, without long loading times. »
For the moment there is no specific date for the arrival of Windows 11, but Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 users will have their free update this christmas, so the new operating system could arrive around October or November. Date in which the company also plans two of its major releases of the year, Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite, which will be available on both Xbox consoles and PC.
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