Microsoft have made a number of attempts to make the PC a haven for gamers, with results ranging from moderately successful, to downright disastrous (remember Games for Windows Live anyone?). The latest attempt is based around homogenising features between Windows and the Xbox, and the latest addition to that tactic is the Creators Update for Windows 10.
The latest update has Beam streaming baked right in. This has been a standard part of windows for a while now, but Microsoft have made it even easier, with just a simple keystroke combination needed to go online and share your gameplay with the world.
The new “game mode” is designed to help with PCs that might have a bit too much going on in the background. It’s accessible from the game bar and puts tasks other than your game lower in priority, meaning more processor cycles and memory go to the game, which should improve performance.
There’s also a gaming settings option in the menu, allowing you to tweak more of the things that matter most to you as a gamer, identified with a shiny Xbox Logo.
The update is free and is being rolled out to all Windows 10 users at the moment. If you don’t have it already, then check out the Windows Update section of your computer to nab your copy.