Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Update makes your PC as powerful as an Xbox

Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Update makes your PC as powerful as an Xbox

The next Windows 10 update will be the Fall Creators Update and it’s coming on 17 October. Along with a lot dribble about how they want to make Windows 10 a “platform that inspires your creativity”, there is a section on gaming.

The update for gamers reads:

The fuel that often inspires creativity is play. With the Fall Creators Update, we’ve updated Game Mode, which allows your games to use the full processing power of your device as if it was an Xbox game console, right from a new button on the Game bar. And to take advantage of this power, we have a fantastic lineup of Xbox Play Anywhere games coming including, Cuphead, Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky’s Tale and Middle-earth: Shadow of War. And, if you love these Xbox play anywhere games, coming on November 7 you can play them on the most powerful console on the planet, Xbox One X.

That’s right, they want to make my PC perform just like an Xbox console. I hope to god my PC doesn’t perform like an Xbox when this update lands, PC gamers have PCs so the gaming experience is specifically not like a Xbox. Microsoft sometimes really don’t get it when it comes to the PC, we don’t give two hoots about the Xbox One.

Paul Younger

Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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    • Lumi

      I agree on the last line, especially when I had to roll back on the previous windows 10 creators update as is made my PC crash during games all the whilst causing BSOFs…

    • CobraA1

      They would have to nerf my PC to make it as powerful as an Xbox.

      Although I get the gist: They want to make sure other processes aren’t interfering with games. Hopefully it’s better than the current game mode, which does almost nothing and even slows down some games.

    • MorningLM

      Microsoft to Mercedes: We can turn your F1 car into a McLaren-Honda!

    • Railbydefault

      The LUL of the day for PC players. Johnny Console thinks its completely legit to say that. Effin M$…

    • Elly Davis

      Grr Win 10, I resisted until the last minute but still regret ‘upgrading’ to it, so having my PC now run like an XBox wouldn’t be the worst thing Windows has done to my PC, sadly.

      • Railbydefault

        I waited a while to upgrade as well, but did end going to win 10. I too regret not just sticking with 7. To this day I dont feel a remarkable difference, and very very few things that work as good as win 7. Older games Win 10 is especially terrible for(as I’ve found out a lot lately buying and trying to play 2006 cd-rom games that win 10 marks as malware). sigh..

    • Wolfsrain

      So….they are nerfing my PC?!!

      Because that’s how i read it. I’ve built my PC specifically for performance gaming, so anything they do, it will be an downgrade.

      Microsoft…Completely disconnected from the PC users.

    • Paganator

      I’m pretty sure they mean that they’re adding a console-like mode where nonessential background processes and services are stopped while gaming in order to free a maximum of processing power. They won’t slow PCs down to match an Xbox, that’s just silly.

    • rochyroch

      Paul is right, Microsoft really don’t get it when it comes to the PC.

    • Asgard

      What a click-bait lol.

      “With the Fall Creators Update, we’ve updated Game Mode, which allows your games to use the full processing power of your device as if it was an Xbox game console”

      Full power of YOUR device as if it was an Xbox game console [, being able to disable other background processing of other stuff while you play].

    • David Warschauer

      lol @msft you will never learn.