Game Mode could and should make gaming an even better experience on Windows 10 PCs. The idea is that, when toggled on, the system will prioritize power to the game instead of the tasks running in the background.
Microsoft formally explored the idea in a new video (seen above). Game Mode is out now to Windows 10 Insiders and will roll out to the public in the large Creators Update due this spring.
So, what’s the point of Game Mode? In the video, Microsoft says it’s “targeting performance enhancements in two ways.”
One: An increase in overall frame rate, or peaks.
And two: An increase in average frame rates, or consistency.
Those two points of performance are huge for PC gamers. Heck, I’d argue that they’re huge for all platforms, though PC players are stereotypically more concerned with them.
Microsoft notes not all games will work with Game Mode right away
Towards the end of the video, it’s said that not all games will support Game Mode right away. I’m not sure if it’s something that Microsoft will need to update its platform for, or if game makers need to opt into the feature. I assume it’s the former, though that’s a guess.
We’ll have more on Game Mode and the other features coming with the Creators Update when it rolls out.