At the recent Microsoft’s Build Developers Conference, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer announced several updates for PC gamers coming to the Universal Windows Platform on Windows 10.
Today, we’re rolling out some of these updates including the ability for PC gamers to disable V-Sync and adding support for NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync. We’re also adding the ability for unlocked framerate refresh for UWP games.
These updates allow for PC games built using UWP to support these technologies, just as classic (Win32) PC games can today. Support for unlocked frame rate and our partner’s technologies can improve visual fidelity by eliminating screen tearing, reducing lag and stutter, and other visual artifacts. Developers with games in the Windows Store can begin testing with these new features today. They can then release an update for their games to integrate today’s UWP updates.
We will be announcing more soon, including when updates will arrive for “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition,” “Forza Motorsport 6: Apex beta” and more. In the meantime, visit the DirectX Developer Blog, Xbox Wire, or the Windows Experience Blog to learn more.