Microsoft improves Android gaming in Windows 11

Microsoft launched a new Windows subsystem for Android gamers. The new version is available for all Windows Insider programs and upgrades to the 2206.40000.15.0 version.

The update focuses on a smooth gaming experience – directional movement of WASD keys, gamepad compatibility, joysticks and simple gesture controls on tablets and smartphones. It also has improved scrolling, networking, graphics and VPN support.

Here is the list of features of the updated version:

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  • Gamepad usage in games.

  • Aim with the arrow keys in the game.

  • Slide in games with arrow keys.

  • Scroll smoothly.

  • Improved network.

  • The window size is set to a minimum of 220 dp by default.

  • Improved notification bar when unsupported VPN is detected.

  • Updated gestures to view/save diagnostic data in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app.

  • Security updates.

  • Reliability fixes, with improvements to the diagnostic size.

  • Improved and clear graphics.

Microsoft’s Windows 11 update for Android gaming is currently available to testers in the US and plans to expand to France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK by the end of the year. The latest version can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

The only drawback reported so far is networking. Few VPNs may not support the advanced networking features in the Windows subsystem for Android. Some of the popular PC games include LEGO Star Wars, V Rising, MultiVersus, and As Dusk Falls.

published on

04 August 2022

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