Microsoft announces Instant Games on Windows 11, a new way to play casual games without any download

September 26, 2023
Microsoft Windows Instant Games on Windows 11

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Today, Microsoft announced a major update for Microsoft Store on Windows that will bring a brand-new feature called Instant Games. As the same suggests, Instant Games on Windows will allow Windows 11 users to instantly play their favorite casual game directly from the
Microsoft Store on Windows without the need to download and install on your Windows device. Microsoft has partnered with several game publishers to bring this new experience. Google already offers similar experience on its Play Store; you can read about it here. The new Instant Games on Windows experience now available in preview.

Microsoft today also announced several improvements coming to Microsoft Store users later this month:

  • Windows 11 users will finally have the option to select specific drives and locations for game installations, keeping their library organized.
  • Windows 11 users can now easily explore Game Pass subscriptions, discover the latest games and offers with a new page in the Microsoft Store on Windows.
  • Microsoft is redesigning collections, enabling performance improvements, and providing richer search engine results on the Apps webpage in the Microsoft Store, offering users new ways to discover more content on their Windows device.
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