Microsoft announced that the Creators Update for Windows 10 is rolling out today. This new update for Windows 10 features Game Mode, and offers built-in Beam game streaming.
As Microsoft noted, the initial release of Game Mode works best when your PC is experiencing resource contention. This basically means that when your PC is working hard to run your game and possibly other concurrent software, Game Mode can help manage system resources more efficiently and optimize them for gaming.
“To enable Game Mode, pull up the Game bar (Windows key + G) and click on the Settings button. There you’ll be able to opt the running game into using Game Mode. And the Creators Update is just the first milestone in our commitment to Game Mode and Windows 10 performance improvements for PC gaming.”
As we’ve already said, Game Mode supports both UWP and Win32 games.
Furthermore, and thanks to this update, the Windows Game bar is now supported in full screen mode with over 80 of the most popular PC games.
Last but not least, Microsoft has implemented an easy and interactive way to stream your games on Windows 10. All you have to do is press the Windows key + G while playing your game to bring up the Game bar, and click the broadcast icon to launch Beam.
“This gives everyone the opportunity to show their creativity as a game broadcaster. And it gets better. Thanks to Beam’s low latency technology, Beam streams have less than a second of delay, enabling streamers to engage and interact with their viewers in near real-time. What’s more, Beam enables streamers to incorporate interactive features such as animation and sound triggers right into their stream. The ability to manage your Beam broadcast and interact with fellow gamers on chat will appear as overlays.”