It looks like personal computers may be getting the update it needs to compete with the PlayStation and Xbox consoles in the gaming world. Windows 10 Game Mode is the latest discovery of dataminers which can practically change how the market behaves.
How does Windows 10 Game Mode work?
PCs have always been a player in the gaming market. However, Xbox and PlayStation specs are far more superior than that of PCs in terms of gaming. But it looks like it will get a lot closer as Twitter user @h0x0d posted that a new dll file has been found in the latest developer build of the upcoming update (version 14997). DLL is a dynamic link file that holds multiple codes and procedures for Windows programs.
.@h0x0d 14997 has a new dll "gamemode.dll", so it looks like Game Mode is a thing
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) December 28, 2016
According to a report by The Verge, the new mode will allow Windows 10 to adjust its resource allocation logic to prioritize game performance. That means more power will be given to the game rather than background apps. The Game Mode will free up most of the computational firepower for the sole purpose of running the game as well as possible. This will make PCs with the updated Windows 10 to almost run like a console.
According to a report by Windows Central, its sources leaked that the new mode will make PCs work like the Xbox One. This integration is not a surprise as Microsoft has been blurring the lines between these two. This year, people have seen Xbox One run Windows and have cross-purchasing options (Xbox One to PC) offered in games.
It is, however, unclear if the mode will be compatible in all games. Some reports speculate that the Windows 10 Game Mode will only be limited to downloads made from the Windows Store.
Microsoft has yet to issue a confirmation about the leaked mode. But considering that the Creators Update, which the Game Mode is most likely included in, is scheduled to be released Spring of next year, it would not be too long before the tech giant issues one.