Microsoft Updates Windows 10 for Unlocked Framerate and G-Sync, FreeSync Support for UWP Games
Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is an impressive initiative by Microsoft to unify the Xbox and Windows Store into one portal for all things games, apps, and more. However, the platform did receive a bit of criticism from those with powerful machines and displays for locking framerate and not supporting FreeSync and G-Sync.
Well the Redmond listened to the feedback and announced last month that it would bring official support for both technologies in May. Making good on that promise, Microsoft today rolled out a Windows 10 update that would make the necesary changes.
The update rolls out slowly to everyone, but if you have not received it yet and want it immediately, you can download it over at Windows 10`s TechNet blog.
As a direct response to your feedback, we’re excited to announce the release today of new updates to Windows 10 that make gaming even better for game developers and gamers.
Later today, Windows 10 will be updated with two key new features:
- Support for AMD’s FreesyncTM and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC™ in Universal Windows Platform games and apps
- Unlocked frame rate for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) games and apps
Once applications take advantage of these new features, you will be able to play your UWP games with unlocked frame rates.
Keep in mind that the release won’t automatically affect all UWP games, but developers will have to update their apps appropriately.
According to Microsoft, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will be the first to get patches in the “very near future,” with Rise of the Tomb Raider and Quantum Break next in line. All of these titles support both DirectX 12 and the Universal Windows Platform.
We’ll let you know when patches for the aforementioned titles roll out. Stay tuned!