Latest Windows 10 Update Enables Unlocked Frame Rates For UWP

By Sam Quirke, 5 months ago
Microsoft is still doggedly trying to drum up some positivity for its relatively controversial Universal Windows Platform (UWP), which aims to be a one-stop shop for developing and playing across Xbox, Windows and mobile platforms. A particular focus for selling the dream of UWP to everyone is to make sure that the benefits of the Xbox platform are felt on PC and vice versa.

Naturally, this journey hasn't been particularly smooth, with many notable members of the developer community striking out at what they see as an attempt to monopolise the PC gaming ecosystem. Meanwhile, flagship UWP title Quantum Break has seen PC gamers suffering from a whole host of Windows 10 issues. There's still a long way to go, but Microsoft has, at least, fixed a general grievance by unlocking the frame rate on the latest Windows 10 system update.

Now PC gamers can work out whether this is <i>supposed</i> to be happening or not.Now PC gamers can work out whether this is supposed to be happening or not.

Now I'm not a hardcore PC gamer, but even I know that tweaking the frame rate is one of the first steps to fixing your experience of a game locally – while this is welcome news, it's probably not earth-shattering to any of you.

Microsoft didn't mention Quantum Break in their announcement but did suggest that Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (Win 10) and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Win 10) would be leading the way with utilising this update very shortly.

The Windows 10 update, which is currently rolling out globally, will also include support for toggling V-Sync, and for G-sync and Free-sync monitors for those of you with really fancy set-ups.

If you're a budding developer – or just nerdy like me – you can check out Microsoft's latest conversation on UWP at this year's Build event, and share your thoughts on Microsoft's convergence plans in the comments below.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
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