Microsoft is rolling out some new features for gamers on Edge. Among them, a home page dedicated to them… but also, and above all, support for Clarity Boost technology to improve the clarity of Cloud Gaming games on the browser.
Microsoft would love to push users of its Xbox Cloud Gaming service into the arms of Edge. To go in this direction, the latest browser update welcomes a novelty that could make the difference: Clarity Boost. Launched at the end of last year on Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, this technology is now settling down on Edge to improve the visual quality of your games if you use Xbox Cloud Gaming from the Redmond giant’s browser.
As Engadget points out, the scaling the service offers won’t be enough to make you forget you’re streaming. But if we are to believe the visuals presented by Microsoft (including the one above), Clarity Boost still manages to refine the sharpness of the games (under Windows 10 as under Windows 11).
Microsoft wants to make Edge the browser for gamers
At the same time, Microsoft is taking advantage of the latest update to its browser to deploy a new optional home page, geared towards players. The latter displays by default news related to gaming, live stream, the latest releases and quick access to the Xbox Cloud Gaming catalog. A menu of free arcade games is also available there to launch a minimalist title between two meetings.
More generally, the latest version of Edge also includes a new Efficiency mode to automatically reduce the resources used by Edge when a game is launched. The browser will then only use a small portion of your PC’s performance. Note, however, that Microsoft is not alone in launching new features related to gaming on its browser. In recent years, Opera has endeavored to do the same through several new features, including, again, reduced use of resources and quick access to live stream.
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