Gaming has always been fundamental to Windows.
We build Windows as a magical place where everyone can play, connect and get creative. That’s why we’re happy to bring you Windows 11, with outstanding graphics, amazing speed and an incredible selection of games.
Immerse yourself in superior graphics
Games will look better than ever thanks to Auto HDR, a unique feature we offer with Windows 11 that automatically adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhancements to games based on DirectX 11 or higher and previously only Standard Dynamic Range (SDR ) used. HDR allows an assisted game to render a much wider range of brightness values and colors, which gives the image an added sense of fullness and depth. We introduced this technology in our Xbox Series X | S consoles and received great feedback from developers and gamers. We are excited to introduce this breakthrough technology to Windows 11.
Buckle up to play at amazing speed
With a powerful NVMe SSD and the right drivers, Windows 11 will soon be able to load new games faster than ever thanks to a breakthrough technology called DirectStorage, which we also developed as part of the Xbox Velocity architecture of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
With DirectStorage, which will only be available with Windows 11, games can quickly load assets onto the graphics card without overloading the CPU. This means that you experience incredibly detailed game worlds that are rendered at lightning speed without long loading times. DirectStorage Optimized Windows 11 PCs are configured with the hardware and drivers necessary for this amazing experience.
In addition to supporting the new hardware advances required for DirectStorage, Windows 11 will c ontinue to provide the most comprehensive hardware support in the world. Everything from our new Xbox Wireless Controllers to mechanical keyboards and gaming mice to Xbox Adaptive Controllers, surround sound headsets, external GPUs and more. So you can still plug in millions of gaming peripherals and accessories to customize the game the way you want.
Experience an incredible range of games
Even the best graphics and speed are of course nothing without games. That’s why we created Xbox Game Pass for PC, a membership that gives you access to a library of over 100 high quality PC games of all genres. Game Pass is designed to make the power of games accessible 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 amazing, and as we announced earlier this month, you can look forward to releases like this Halo infinite
Game Pass for PC includes PC games from Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda on launch day, an EA Play membership at no additional cost with Game Pass for PC or Ultimate and a wide variety of titles from large and small partner developers, with more and more entering the library. And with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can experience Xbox Cloud Gaming on Windows PCs through a browser, so even an entry-level device can play the biggest Xbox console titles. And as we recently announced, we’ll be adding cloud gaming right to the Xbox app on PC.
Because of our commitment to player-first innovations like cross-play and cross-save, you can also play these games seamlessly on any device with a global community of millions of players. Simply put, Game Pass is the best way to discover and play your next favorite game.
We’re excited to bring you the best gaming Windows ever.
Welcome to Windows11!