Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18334 Arrives with Gaming Improvements

Posted on February 8, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 8 Comments

The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build is here, and Microsoft is letting Insiders play the game State of Decay for free so they it can test the evolving Windows 10 gaming infrastructure.

“We’re excited to bring technology tailor-made for gaming to Windows,” Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar writes, as if it were 1996 and we were testing WinG again. (Look it up, youngsters.)  “Help us validate these systems work as expected, and play State of Decay for free (limited time only!). Just tell us about any problems you encounter with installing and launching the game.”

Sounds like a fair trade-off. But you need to move quickly: Microsoft says it only has a small number of testing slots available right now. But it will expand the availability over the next few weeks so more people can join in too.

Other than that, build 18334 comes with a few major issues and—thanks to the recent Bug Bash, I assume—a ton of bug fixes.

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Comments (8)

8 responses to “Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18334 Arrives with Gaming Improvements”

  1. paulwp187

    WinG was 1995? Sorry for being pedantic.

    Edit: 1994. I remember installing it on my first PC on Windows 3.1.

  2. prjman

    Umm...What is the new technology and what is it supposed to do?

  3. TheJoeFin

    We'll see if this build gets past 48%

  4. MutualCore

    Paul, do you think the Windows fanboys will get offended by Dona Sarkar's statements that sound to you like 'if it were 1996'? What motivates you to trash Microsoft people so often?

    • Tony Barrett

      In reply to MutualCore:

      Because they deserve it, most of the time. MS, like many companies of that size, think they're too big to fail, but MS, unlike many other big companies, have made so many mistakes over the last few years, yet have so many customers who rely on them, they REALLY deserve a trashing for what they've done, and are currently trying to do.

      Sakar is nothing but an easy on the eye figurehead for a department in MS that deserve some serious roasting for bad decisions, poor information and terrible press releases. I stand by my belief that one of the major reasons for delivering Windows 10 'as a service' was to keep the tech press fed almost continually with the latest MS 'news'. It keeps MS at the top of the news pile, and Windows 10 in the public eye. They don't really care about what cr*p they actually release (as we've seen time and again), as long as people are talking about it.

  5. samuel tomlinson

    Great article! I can't access this page, does anyone know what could trigger this?

  6. Greg Green

    So that’s what WinG did! That’s way back there somewhere in my garage.