Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will soon get a Game Mode. As the name suggests, this new feature will improve a PC’s performance while playing games. The new feature supports both Win32 and Universal Windows Platform games.
Still in its early days, the Game Mode has made its first appearance in Windows 10 Build 15007. Windows Insiders can access this feature by launching Game DVR>Settings>General>Game Mode.
Not much has been revealed about this feature, though its rather clear it makes gaming a top priority for the PC to improve gaming performance. From what we can gather, enabling the feature prioritizes a PCs resource allocation towards gaming. Hence, the RAM, the processor, and other PC components get all the resources they need to offer improved gaming performance in Windows 10. It’ll increase the allocation of memory, CPU and GPU while you’re running video games.
“Our vision is for Game Mode to optimize your Windows 10 PC for increased performance in gaming. This is a big update for Windows; 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.” said head of Xbox platform engineering Mike Ybarra in a blog post on Xbox Wire.
The feature is still under development and it may take a while before its made available to everyone. It could even arrive with upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update which is expected to release sometime in April. Microsoft has already confirmed that the next Windows 10 update is going to be a massive upgrade, with improvements in gaming, mixed reality, connectivity, and more. Windows 10 Creators update is also expected to arrive with Wi-Fi 802.11d support, WSB Dock Discovery, and more.
The update has now reached an advanced development stage, though is yet to be finalized. For now, its available for members of the Windows Insider program, and will reportedly reach the feature-locked stage by this month. Microsoft will then shift focus on bug fixes and performance improvements before it finally starts rolling out in April.