Microsoft is working on a new “Game Mode” feature for Windows 10 that will enhance the PC gaming experience of users making it run faster. It will arrive with the Creators Update later this year, and some elements have started rolling out to Windows Insider Preview users.
The announcement came in a blog post that also detailed a few other new gaming-related features coming to Xbox and Windows 10. The company will also release “Arena” on Xbox Live, where you can play in organised tournaments or create your own, making eSports available for everyone.
While Microsoft didn’t detail exactly how the Game Mode would improve performance, if the company follows the same model used on Android devices by apps like Samsung’s Game Tools, it’ll suppress any background, non-gaming tasks to minimize the impact on performance, as well as providing other game-related options.