Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gaming on Windows 10 is here


Microsoft is days away from releasing Windows 10 on July 29, the best version of Windows ever for gaming. With an estimated 1.2 billion gamers in the world (Nielson) and PCs as the top device where people play games (Newzoo Games Market Research), gaming plays a huge role in the PC industry today. Below is a snapshot of what gamers can look forward to with the release of Windows 10.


  • · The Xbox App. Built into Windows 10, the Xbox app brings together the most important aspects of your gaming life: Games, Friends, Messages, Activity Feed, Game DVR, Achievements, Xbox One navigation, and more.
  • · Xbox Live & Multiplayer. Xbox Live is social, interactive, and included in Windows 10 for free, bringing experiences gamers love from Xbox to Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Features like multiplayer gaming (in new games) against players on Xbox One, and messaging and party-chat with friends on PC, phone, and console.
  • · Game Streaming. Play Xbox games on your Windows 10 PC or tablet, streamed from your Xbox One console. Game streaming happens on your home network over wired or wireless connection. The stream is a mirror of the Xbox One console experience as if you were sitting at the Xbox One.
  • · Game DVR. Game DVR is built into Windows 10, helping gamers capture, edit, and share their greatest gaming moments or take screenshots. Press Windows + G to pull up the Game bar and record any game clip, or take a screenshot – whether on Xbox Live, Steam, or other services – then edit and easily share clips on virtually any social network.
  • · Graphics. Games developed for DirectX 12 can see improvements in speed, efficiency, and graphics. DirectX 12 uses every ounce of performance from existing hardware and can reduce processor power consumption up to 50%, ensuring longer battery life for gaming on the go without sacrificing performance.

  • · Minecraft Beta. The Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta releases July 29 in the Windows Store. Existing Minecraft PC/Java players will be able to download the beta free. New players will be able to download it at a discounted price of $10 in the Windows Store for a limited time. 
  • · Games. Games played on the PC today – from many different gaming services – play great on Windows 10, and games written for DirectX 12 can run faster and have richer visuals. Square Enix announced this morning Rise of the Tomb Raider will be releasing a Windows 10 version in early 2016, through the Windows Store and Steam. Additional games coming to the Windows Store on Windows 10 over time include the following:
    • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (The Coalition) 
    • Killer Instinct (Iron Galaxy)
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix) 
    • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
    • Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition (Mojang) 
    • Gigantic (Motiga)
    • Fable Legends (Lionhead Studios) 
    • Sea of Thieves (Rare)
    • Final Fantasy Agito (Square Enix) 
    • #IDARB (Other Ocean)
    • Age of Empires: Castle Siege (Microsoft Studios)
    • Wasteland 2 (inXile Entertainment)
    • Siegecraft Commander (Blowfish Studios) 
    • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games)
    • Super Dungeon Bros. (React Games) 
    • Pinball FX2 (Zen Studios)
    • Microsoft Solitaire (Microsoft Studios)
    • Candy Crush Saga (King)
    • Microsoft Minesweeper (Microsoft Studios) 
    • Microsoft Hearts (Microsoft Studios)


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