Microsoft launched the Xbox series X back in late 2020, proving to the world that gaming can indeed operate at very advanced levels. But there are clearly no boundaries when it comes to technology in general and gaming in particular. Microsoft learned that lesson very well as well as many other tech giants.
One of the top features of the Xbox series X console was DirectStorage. It represented the possibility to stream huge amounts of data from a solid-state drive to a video card. It would have been very sad if it all ended there.
PC’s are getting direct storage now as well
According to The Verge, Microsoft is now making available its direct storage feature for PC’s as the tech giant itself announced in the past. This means that if you’re using a PC for gaming, you won’t have to rely on the CPU anymore when it comes to decompressing the data.
Here’s how Microsoft wrote on its blog about the news of the direct storage function arriving for PC’s:
Starting today, Windows games can ship with DirectStorage. This public SDK release begins a new era of fast load times and detailed worlds in PC games by allowing developers to more fully utilize the speed of the latest storage devices.
Otherwise, the Xbox series X&S consoles have pretty powerful features that can make gamers enjoy their favorite titles and in a much more satisfying way than before. Whether we’re talking about ray tracing, faster loading times, 4K visuals, and more, the new generation Xbox machines are far superior to their predecessors.
Feel free to tell us if you’re excited about Microsoft’s latest edition to PC’s. Will you be more eager from now on to play your favorite games on a PC?