Microsoft held a conference in relation to Windows 10’s upcoming Creators Update that’ll launch in Spring 2017. During their presentation, amidst all their new iterations of 3D being inverted to its software—which looks very impressive—Microsoft also showcased new upcoming features for its gaming entertainment. From better broadcasting, custom tournaments, improved audio, and VR. Down below is a recap of what’s in stores for gamers in the upcoming update.
Microsoft pulled no brakes in announcing how Windows is going to start implementing more use of VR. Hardware partners like Asus, Lenovo, HP, and Dell are developing their own unique VR headsets for both Windows games and its 3D experience. These particular headsets will allow for positional tracking, something we’ve seen with today’s smartphone VR headsets. Starting prices for these models would go roughly about $300.
Game Broadcasting was something Microsoft highlighted as the update’s big leap in gaming entertainment through Windows. With the new update, Windows—along with Xbox—will be able to stream in full 4K resolution through Beam. What’s Beam? Beam is a well-known interactive live streaming software, that allows for some pretty neat and unique features. The software will integrate with your Windows gaming and provide numerous built-in features that allow for various interactions.
Now this is something that has caught the attention of many. Custom Tournament will be arriving with this upcoming new update. This new feature will allow the ability to pick games, set tournament matches, style, time, and invites—all from one window. This also allows for Xbox One and Windows 10 cross-playability, Microsoft gave a demonstration of this during their presentation using Killer Instinct as an example.
Lastly, Microsoft also announced the 4K Blue-ray player built-in the Xbox One S will soon support Dolby Atmos. For those who already own an Atmos-ready soundbar, we’ll you’re just in for a really nice treat in the coming months.
If you’re curious as to what else was announced at the event, head on over to Microsoft to see the complete show. The Creators Update will be available free for download this coming Spring.
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