Windows 10 news recap: Windows 10 gaming to get better this year, Microsoft’s new “Lite OS” gets first mockup, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Windows 10 gaming will get better this year, according to Xbox’s Phil Spencer

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has promised that we’ll see an improved gaming experience on Windows 10 this year, with some announcements expected at E3 2019.

Spencer said: “I know we’ve talked quite a bit over time about what we want to deliver for the player on PC, but at E3 this year, and throughout 2019, you’ll begin to see where we’ve been investing to deliver across Store, services, in Windows and in great games. It’s just the beginning,”

Microsoft employee leaks test icon of the new Chromium Edge browser

One of Microsoft’s program managers accidentally revealed a test icon of Microsoft’s next take on a web browser, its Chromium-based Edge browser.

Microsoft’s new Lite OS get first mockup, will reportedly enter “wider testing” this summer

Microsoft has been busy working on a lightweight operating system, providing a simpler, more streamlined experience when compared to Windows 10. A new mockup shows what Lite OS could look like, and it is expected that it will enter “wider testing” later in the year.

Microsoft combines DirectX and PowerShell to prep for native Xbox gameplay on a PC

As Microsoft gears up to provide native Xbox gameplay on PC, the company has combined DirectX and PowerShell. The change will help to provide a more native Xbox gaming experience on Windows 10 PCs.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!