Windows news recap: PC-first experience promised for Halo Infinite, Firefox coming to the Microsoft Store, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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

Microsoft promises a “PC-first experience” for Halo Infinite

A PC-first experience has been promised for Halo Infinite, and whilst testers have only seen a glimpse of the game, Microsoft has provided some additional info on what to expect. Some key details include that AMD has been selected as the exclusive partner, meaning that AMD Ryzen and Radeon RX6000 GPUs will be optimised for the game, and that AMD FreeSync Premium Pro will be supported. Additionally, a post-launch update will bring raytracing support. There are a wide range of other PC-specific announcements, even non-AMD related, that Microsoft discussed. You can read the full details here.

Mozilla’s Firefox internet browser to come to the Windows Microsoft Store app store

Mozilla Firefox is set to arrive in the Microsoft Store. Whilst there is no specific release date, it is expected to arrive in the Microsoft Store later this year.

Mozilla Firefox browser on Windows 10
Mozilla Firefox browser on Windows 10

Parallels Desktop for Mac improves Windows 11 VM support and gaming performance

An update to Parallels Desktop for Mac has brought some improvements for Windows 11 virtual machines. Version 17.1 brings some key improvements, including the fact that virtual Trusted Platform Modules will be enabled by default, and improved performance for gaming.

Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac

Microsoft shares more details about how Android apps will work on Windows 11

Ahead of Microsoft having launched Android apps on Windows 11 to some Insiders, the company shared some more details on how Android apps will work on Windows 11. When an Android app is installed, the Subsystem for Android will be automatically installed in the background. In addition, the Windows Subsystem for Android will come with its own Settings app. To see everything Microsoft announced, take a read here.

Microsoft shares more details about how android apps will work on windows 11 - onmsft. Com - october 20, 2021

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