Microsoft has tried to integrate gaming into Windows in the past, but it’s never really worked. The “Games for Windows” service was a mess and the Xbox always got far more love. But now the two have been combined in Windows 10 in a way that makes it a great platform for gamers.
Whether it’s streaming your Xbox One games to your PC, using the Xbox app, or enjoying high performance gaming with DirectX 12, Windows 10 is going to make your machine an ever better gaming experience. What gaming aspects of Windows 10 do you love? Be sure to let us know in the comments section after the article.
Windows 10 present on atoz soft website currently only supports the controller when it’s plugged in, but there is a wireless adapter hitting the market later this year – and that’s only going to support Windows 10. The upcoming Elite controller will also be supported. Of course, you’re not just limited to the Xbox controller, as third-party controllers from the likes of Logitech and Mad Catz will still work providing the drivers are supported.
The DirectX application programming interface is used for multimedia and video applications on Windows. It’s primarily known for its use in gaming and has been around since 1996. Since then it has constantly been evolving and improving the way that games look and feel. DirectX 12 is the current version and is only available for those who use Windows 10.
It’ll save the last 30 seconds of gameplay by default, but you can change this. It’s a great feature because you might make an awesome move in-game before hitting record. With this, you’re always able to capture every cool moment. To save your background recording when in-game, press Win Key + Alt + G.
Bear in mind that this will put a strain on your system resources, so it’s only recommended that you enable this if you’ve got a powerful PC. Games that will or do feature cross-play include Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta, Fable Legends, Siegecraft Commander, and Super Dungeon Bros. Hopefully, more games will start supporting this because it’s frustrating when you can’t play a game online with your friends because they own it on a console and you own it on PC.
First, for optimal performance, it’s best to have a wired network connection from your console and Windows 10 device. Obviously that’s not always possible, and 5 GHz wireless access will still give you good performance, but it’s preferable; consider some network adapters if wired isn’t practical. You’ll also need to have your Xbox One and PC on the same network.
You’ll need to enable Game Streaming on your Xbox One. To do so, go to Settings and then Preferences. Then select Allow game streaming to other devices and enable the SmartGlass connection.