Microsoft are aiming right at gamers with their latest Edge browser update for Windows 10 and Windows 11.
The update, which is available now, brings new features to the browser in an attempt to get gamers using other browsers to become Edge converts.
These include a dedicated homepage for gamers covering news, how-to-play guides and more, a bunch of free casual games, and tweaks to Edge’s Cloud Gaming, including the self-explanatory Clarity Boost for making live streams look nicer.
Part of the latter includes an “efficiency mode” in Edge that reduces how much of your computer’s oomph is used on other things while running a game.
To check if you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge, run it, select the three little dots at top right, then ‘Help and feedback’ followed by ‘About Microsoft Edge’
In regards to these new additions to their browser, Microsoft’s corporate VP, Liat Ben-Zur, had this to say in a blog post:
“Microsoft is all in on gaming and, as we recently announced, we’re building a platform for the next 20 years that offers the games players want on any device they want to play. Our teams throughout the company are continuing to collaborate to deliver awesome gaming experiences across devices, whether you like to play on your Xbox console, Windows PC, phone or tablet. As part of this exciting effort, Microsoft Edge is evolving to meet gamers’ needs and help bring gaming to everyone, everywhere.”