Microsoft’s Edge browser is getting a couple of new gaming features to reflect the company’s commitment to making gaming more accessible. Microsoft wants its Edge browser to be the best option to enjoy Xbox Cloud Gaming on the web, and the new Clarity Boost feature should help with that.
Clarity Boost has been available for Edge Insiders for a couple of weeks now, and the feature can improve image clarity when playing Xbox cloud-enabled games. Xbox Cloud Gaming streams are currently limited to 1080p at 60FPS, so the difference can be quite subtle.
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Microsoft is also adding a new personalized Gaming home page on Edge’s new tab page. The feature will provide access to gaming news and guides, livestreams, tournaments, as well as quick access to the Xbox Cloud Gaming library.
A new Games Hub in Microsoft Edge will also offer quick access to casual games such as Microsoft Solitaire, Atari Asteroids, and Microsoft Jewel. Microsoft Edge also has a built-in Surf game inspired by the classic SkiFree game that was first released on Windows 3.0 in the early nineties.
Lastly, Microsoft Edge is getting support for a new Efficiency mode that will automatically reduce Edge’s resource consumption when playing games on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.