A look at the gaming features of Windows 10 Creators Update

Posted on Thursday, April 13 2017 @ 13:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft started rolling out its Windows 10 Creators Update on Tuesday and provided a bit more details about the new gaming features delivered by this Windows 10 update. This includes the Beam livestreaming feature, the Windows Game Mode, and new game settings in the systems settings menu. More details at Major Nelson.
Built-in Beam game streaming: We’re committed to making great gaming experiences that unify players across devices, and with the release of Beam on Windows 10 today following its console release last month, we’re doing just that. Beam is the easiest and most interactive way to stream your gameplay on Windows 10. Simply press the Windows key + G while playing your game to bring up the Game bar, and you’ll find we’ve added a broadcast icon to launch Beam – no extra software required. 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.

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