Windows users will soon have the ability to try out new games without having to download them, thanks to a new feature called “Instant Games” coming as part of the next Windows 11 update.
Microsoft announced a major update for the Microsoft Store on Windows which will bring a brand new feature called Instant Games. As the name suggests, Instant Games on Windows allows Windows 11 users to instantly play their favorite casual game directly from the Microsoft Store homepage. without prior downloading.
Microsoft explains that it has “worked with game publishers to bring this experience to our collection of casual games.” It’s available in preview starting today, although there isn’t one There is not yet a complete list of available instant gamesMicrosoft’s sample image already shows the Boing FRVR game running in the store.
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Instant Games lets you play faster than ever before
Instant Games appears to work similarly to a feature already present in Android: Instant Play, which is part of a feature called Google Play Instant. It should therefore be possible Bypass the usual download and installation process and dive straight into your chosen video game. Of course, don’t expect AAA-type games to be instantly accessible thanks to this feature.
The new feature is currently rolling out in preview, but will apparently be available as part of a Microsoft Store update to coincide with the update the release of Windows 23H2 in the coming weeks. Currently, Microsoft is focused on rolling out the Windows 11 Moment 4 update as an optional insecure version for Windows 11 22H2.
Microsoft also says it has added a new page for Xbox Game Pass titles and subscriptions to the Microsoft Store, which launched for Windows Insiders a few weeks ago. Better yet, we can also expect a new feature in Windows 11 that will allow users to “select specific drives and locations for game installations, allowing you to organize your library exactly how you want.”