Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 11 will begin rolling out officially to eligible PCs starting from October 5, 2021.
The latest version of the PC operating system will first be available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs and pre-installed on new machines. The operating system was revealed back in June and promises to be the “best Windows ever for gaming.”
As per the Windows blog, there’s several features that Microsoft intend to help meet this claim. These include DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR. There’s also an entirely new Microsoft Store with a new design that also includes, for the first time, Android apps. Other changes include a redesigned Start menu, Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops and a personalised Widgets feed. Of course, there’s also full integration with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
You can check out a trailer for Windows 11 below. It’ll start rolling out for PC on October 5.