If you’re a fan of computer games, Windows 11 unlocks the full potential of your system’s hardware, putting some of the latest gaming technology to work for you like:
- DirectX 12 Ultimate, which can enable breath-taking, immersive graphics at high frame rates;
- DirectStorage for faster load times and more detailed game worlds;
- Auto HDR for a wider, more vivid range of colors for a truly captivating visual experience.
Windows 11 supports your favorite PC gaming accessories and peripherals. With Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate, gamers get access to over 100 high-quality PC games with new games added all the time, and it’s still just as easy to find people to play with, no matter if they’re playing on a PC or console.
Get the Best of Gaming now on Windows 11
Windows 11 is more magical now where everyone can play, connect, and create with superior graphics, amazing speed, and an incredible selection of games. Games will look better than ever thanks to Auto HDR, a unique capability with Windows 11 which automatically adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhancements to games built on DirectX 11 or higher that previously only leveraged Standard Dynamic Range (SDR). HDR allows a supported game to render a much wider range of brightness values and colors, giving an extra sense of richness and depth to the image. Did you know the company introduced this tech in our Xbox Series X|S consoles and got an outstanding response from creators and players, and that’s when they brought this ground-breaking technology to Windows 11?
Play Your Favourite Games at Unbeatable Speeds
With a high performance NVMe SSD and the proper drivers, Windows 11 can soon load new games faster than ever – thanks to a breakthrough technology called DirectStorage. With DirectStorage that will only be available with Windows 11, games can quickly load assets to the graphics card without bogging down the CPU. This means you’ll get to experience incredibly detailed game worlds rendered at lightning speeds, without long load times. “DirectStorage Optimized” Windows 11 PCs are configured with the hardware and drivers needed to enable this amazing experience.
In addition to supporting the new hardware advances needed for DirectStorage, Windows 11 will continue to have the broadest hardware support in the world. Everything from new Xbox Wireless Controllers to mechanical keyboards and gaming mice, to the Xbox Adaptive Controller, to surround-sound headsets, external GPUs and more. So, you’ll still be able to connect millions of gaming peripherals and accessories to game the way you want.
Enjoy an Incredible Range of Games
Of course, even the best graphics and speed are nothing without games. That’s why the company has created Xbox Game Pass for PC, a membership which gives you access to a library of over 100 high-quality PC games across genres. Game Pass is built to bring the power of games to everyone. And with the Xbox app now built into Windows 11, access to Game Pass is easier than ever. The Game Pass library is incredible, and you can look forward to releases like Halo Infinite, Twelve Minutes, Age of Empires IV, and more this year.
Game Pass for PC includes PC games from Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda the day they launch, an EA Play membership at no additional cost with Game Pass for PC or Ultimate, and a great selection of titles from partner developers big and small with more entering the library all the time. And with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can also experience Xbox Cloud Gaming on Windows PCs via a browser, so even an entry-level device can play the biggest Xbox console titles. You can play these games seamlessly across devices with a global community of millions of players. Simply put, Game Pass is the best way to discover and play your next favorite game.