Rumour has it that Microsoft is allegedly planning on bringing a feature called “Game Mode” to Windows 10 in the future. The feature was discovered through a new dll called “gamemode.dll” found in Microsoft’s leaked Windows 10 14997 beta build recently.
According to the Twitter user, h0x0d, “Game Mode” will enable smoother gaming experience on Windows 10 by minimising GPU and CPU resource on unused apps. As a result, more compute resources will then be available for games to take advantage of, which basically means better performance. Interestingly (or ironically), similar methods of relocating all resources solely for gaming is currently being done by the Xbox One.
.@h0x0d 14997 has a new dll "gamemode.dll", so it looks like Game Mode is a thing
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) December 28, 2016
That said, it’s remains unclear to determine if all PC games will be able to take advantage of the “Game Mode” feature upon release. It’s worth mentioning that Microsoft has not confirmed the existence of a “game mode” as of yet. Several sources are saying that the feature may most likely be released alongside the Windows 10 Creators Update – a major update to the operating system that’s scheduled for an early 2017 release.