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New gaming options in Microsoft Edge, the most effective browser for avid gamers

Did you understand there are greater than 3 billion avid gamers on the planet? That is nearly half of the inhabitants on the complete planet! This international neighborhood of individuals share a ardour for gaming, and it solely continues to develop: Two-thirds of Americans — folks of all ages, races, genders, skills and backgrounds — play video video games, which reveals the variety of gamers. Seventy-five p.c of U.S. households have a minimum of one gamer and watching on-line gameplay is as well-liked as watching broadcast sports activities.

Microsoft is all in on gaming and as we not too long ago announced, we’re constructing a platform for the subsequent 20 years that gives the video games gamers need on any machine they need to play. Our groups all through the corporate are persevering with to collaborate to ship superior gaming experiences throughout gadgets, whether or not you prefer to play in your Xbox console, Windows PC, cellphone or pill. As a part of this thrilling effort, Microsoft Edge is evolving to satisfy avid gamers’ wants and assist carry gaming to everybody, in all places.

Microsoft Edge is the most effective browser for avid gamers, and I’m thrilled to share unique, new gaming options which can be rolling out right this moment so that you can uncover, be taught, watch and play video games straight from the browser in your desktop machine. Plus, we partnered intently with Xbox to offer an excellent higher, extra related expertise when taking part in cloud video games.

A brand new homepage constructed for avid gamers

With the brand new gaming homepage in Microsoft Edge, you will get proper to gaming as quickly as you launch your browser. It is customized to your pursuits and designed to maintain you related to the content material you care about like information, sport guides, dwell streams, sport highlights, tournaments, and upcoming and newly launched video games. And in case you check in together with your Xbox account, you’ll get Xbox content material akin to video games you would possibly like and easy accessibility to the Xbox Cloud Gaming library — together with not too long ago performed video games and associated content material. If you could have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, you’ll be able to even launch and begin taking part in video games with Xbox Cloud Gaming proper within the browser.

Try the brand new gaming homepage by clicking on the Gaming header within the navigation bar on the prime of the web page.

Level up with clearer and crisper graphics

Great video games transport us to different worlds by way of immersive visuals. We perceive how essential it’s to maintain innovating to realize extra vivid, life like graphics as a result of that makes for a greater gaming expertise. We knew this wanted to be a key focus once we got down to construct the most effective browser for avid gamers. That is why I’m so pleased with our group’s work to carry you Clarity Boost, an unique characteristic to Microsoft Edge that enhances console video games with Xbox Cloud Gaming. Clarity Boost is a spatial upscaling enhancement that makes streaming video games look clearer and sharper whereas taking part in in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and 11. It makes use of a set of client-side scaling enhancements to enhance the visible high quality of the video stream. Clarity Boost permits you to get pleasure from essentially the most superior video games in the marketplace and expertise superb graphics proper from Microsoft Edge whether or not you might be in your high-end PC gaming rig or your pill. And, due to Microsoft’s partnership with Epic Games, you’ll be able to try to play Fortnite right this moment with no subscription wanted.[1] Jump in to play with your friends. Create your free Xbox account and activate Clarity Boost to expertise some superb graphics.

While within the sport, click on on the (…) within the higher left-hand nook of the sport to allow Clarity Boost.

Split screen showing a biplane flying over Paris, with the right side of the screen showing the effect of Clarity Boost

Powering higher efficiency for Windows PC gaming

When taking part in a sport on their Windows PC, avid gamers need and deserve the most effective efficiency doable and that requires maximizing their PC sources for the gameplay expertise. Through a brand new setting in Efficiency mode, Microsoft Edge helps enhance gaming efficiency on Windows 10 and 11 to assist preserve video games working quick and clean by mechanically lowering browser useful resource utilization when a PC sport is launched. With this characteristic, you don’t want to shut the browser to play and reopen it when you find yourself carried out. As quickly as you shut the sport, Microsoft Edge will exit Efficiency mode and get you proper again to the place you left off.

To allow this, simply go to your browser settings and allow Efficiency mode for PC Gaming below the System and Performance Tab.

Microsoft Edge new Efficiency mode setting

One-click entry to free informal video games

I nonetheless keep in mind the primary time I performed Microsoft Solitaire, again within the previous days of Windows 3.1. We constructed Microsoft Edge for all avid gamers, together with folks like me who are usually not hard-core avid gamers however get pleasure from a enjoyable informal sport often. So, we created a devoted Games menu the place you could find a wide range of free-to-play informal and arcade video games. The Games menu provides you one-click entry to classics like Microsoft Solitaire, Microsoft Jewel, Microsoft Mahjong and our unique Microsoft Edge Surf Game. Start taking part in your go-to sport now or browse to find your new favourite sport and revel in a little bit break between duties in the course of the day. To entry the Games menu, click on on the extra choices menu (…) within the higher right-hand nook of the browser after which choose Games from the listing.

We can not wait to listen to what you consider our new gaming options[2] — and keep tuned for extra updates. Remember, in case you’re working Windows 10 or 11, you have already got Microsoft Edge put in, so launch it to check it out and see why Microsoft Edge is the most effective browser for avid gamers. For these of you who haven’t tried Microsoft Edge but, download it and tell us what you suppose! Game on!

[1] A sport controller could also be wanted to play Xbox Cloud Games in Microsoft Edge.

[2] You can share your suggestions from the browser window by going to … menu > Help and suggestions > Send suggestions.

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