Microsoft adds new gaming features to the Edge browser: what are they?
How to get the new version of Microsoft Edge
To use the new features of Edge, users need to update their browser to version 103. Users need to visit the Edge menu which is indicated by the ellipsis icon in the upper right corner and need to select the Help and feedback option. Next, you need to go to the About Microsoft Edge option to check for updates, which will install automatically after some time. However, users who do not want to update their Edge browsers automatically can manually check and install the new version by following the steps mentioned above.
New gaming features added to Microsoft Edge 103
Microsoft has added several new gaming features in Microsoft Edge version 103 update. Here is the list of gaming features that have been included by the software giant.
New games homepage
The new game homepage is the latest section that has been added to the default New Tab page in the Edge browser. Users who access the games homepage can see information about their last played games, current competitions and games currently being broadcast live. Users can also keep tabs on upcoming game releases, as well as game news and other information.
Clarity Boost for cloud gaming
Microsoft Edge’s new Clarity Boost feature can benefit gamers who love cloud gaming thanks to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This feature applies some real-time scaling enhancements to improve the visual quality of games played through the cloud. Microsoft says this feature will bring the cloud gaming experience a bit closer to the console experience. The menu in the upper left corner of the game contains the Clarity Boost option, however, this feature cannot be turned on or off from the browser window.
Microsoft Edge Efficiency Mode
Efficiency Mode in Edge is an existing feature that allows users to configure the browser to reduce resource usage when possible. The feature now has a new ability where it has the ability to use fewer resources while playing a PC game. This feature minimizes the impact on performance and users can enjoy their games without having to leave the browser completely.
New Games menu for casual gamers
Finally, Microsoft has added a new Games menu for more casual gamers. This menu gives users instant access to Microsoft’s suite of PC games which includes – Solitaire, Minesweeper and others. This option was previously available through the browser sidebar, however, the Games menu is now accessible directly through the Edge menu.
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