Windows 11, the latest update in Microsoft’s long line of PC firmware, is now available for free download.
Available from Microsoft’s website, users can install it using a bootable DVD, USB drive, or ISO file.
In an August blog post, Microsoft claimed that “Windows 11 delivers the best Windows ever for gaming and unlocks the full potential of your system’s hardware with technologies like DirectX12, Ultimate, DirectStorage, and Auto HDR.”
It’s all part of that of Microsoft push for Game Pass, its subscription service through which gamers can play hundreds of games for a monthly subscription. This includes all first-party Xbox games, which includes the upcoming Infinite halo.
In an article posted on Xbox wire by Sarah Bond, corporate vice president at Xbox, she explained that Windows 11 will receive Auto HDR technology for the first time on the Xbox Series X|S.
“Games will look better than ever with Auto HDR, a unique capability we offer with Windows 11 that automatically adds high dynamic range (HDR) enhancements to games built on DirectX 11 or higher that previously only used range. standard dynamics (SDR). HDR allows a supported game to render a much wider range of brightness and color values, giving an additional feeling of richness and depth to the picture.
She also explained that Windows 11‘s gaming features will take advantage of high-speed SSDs currently on the market.
“With DirectStorage, which will only be available with Windows 11, games can quickly load resources onto the graphics card without bogging down the processor. This means you’ll be able to experience incredibly detailed game worlds rendered at lightning speed. , without long load times. Windows 11 “DirectStorage Optimized” PCs are configured with the necessary hardware and drivers to enable this incredible experience. “
Microsoft continues to push Xbox Game Pass hard, but Phil Spencer has refuted rumors that the service would appear on other consoles, such as the popular Nintendo Switch client for the service.