Microsoft: Windows 10 Game Mode is All About Performance

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Windows 10 with 20 Comments

Microsoft: Windows 10 Game Mode is All About Performance

There’s been a lot of speculation about a coming Windows 10 feature called Game Mode. Not surprisingly, it’s not that complicated.

“Our goal is to make Windows 10 the best Windows ever for gaming,” Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra writes in a new post to the Xbox Wire blog. “With the Creators Update, we’re introducing a new feature called Game Mode. Windows Insiders will start seeing some of the visual elements for Game Mode this week, with the feature being fully operational in builds shortly thereafter.”

So. What is Game Mode, exactly? Well, it’s exactly what you think it is.

“Our vision is for Game Mode to optimize your Windows 10 PC for increased performance in gaming,” Ybarra writes.

And that’s it. That is literally the only concrete sentence in that post about Game Mode. Sorry.

“We’re looking forward to Insiders getting their hands on this new feature for further testing, and we’ll have much more to share on what it is and how it works soon, so stayed tuned,” he adds.

Sigh. Shortest. Blog. Post. Ever.


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