Microsoft Edge adds new gaming feature

Arathi Nair
Arathi Nair June 26, 2022
Updated 2022/06/26 at 6:09 PM
Vector Illustration Young Gamer Sit In Front Of A Screen And Playing Video Game. Wearing Headphone.

In an effort to draw gamers to the default Windows browser, Microsoft has announced that it has begun rolling out a number of new gaming-related features to the Edge browser on Windows 10 and Windows 11. The new “game” webpage, which will incorporate gaming news, guides, live streams, and more, will take centre stage during the feature drop.


With the addition of new Xbox and PC gaming performance enhancements, tech giant Microsoft is making its Edge browser more gamer-friendly. The web browser is receiving a Clarity Boost to improve Xbox Cloud Gaming streams and an efficiency mode to stop Edge from using PC resources when a game is being played, in addition to a redesigned homepage that is centred on gaming and integration with casual games.

The most intriguing new feature for PC players is the new efficiency mode. Enabling this efficiency mode in Edge will help users of Windows 10 and Windows 11 and will prevent the browser from using resources when a game is opened. Liat Ben-Zur, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s consumer services and software products, was reported as saying, “With this functionality, you do not need to close the browser to play and reopen it when you are done.”

Ben-Zur continued, “As soon as the game is closed, Microsoft Edge will turn off Efficiency mode and resume where you left off.” Clarity Boost is another feature that Microsoft is including with Xbox Cloud Gaming. It is a spatial upscaling feature created to greatly improve the clarity and sharpness of Xbox streaming games.

The tech behemoth has also developed a gaming site for Edge that offers rapid access to Xbox Cloud Gaming as well as gaming news, live streams, and Xbox content.

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