Microsoft has officially confirmed the Windows 11 release date for October 5, 2021. With the new OS comes a brand new desktop look, a major UI redesign, and various changes to the core Microsoft OS apps and services that PC gaming heavily relies on. Microsoft says Windows 11 was “built for gamers”.
While the new OS was officially announced during the June “What’s next for Windows” Microsoft event, it had been previously leaked about a week earlier so was not much of a surprise. Still, the new expected changes are exciting to look forward to! While Windows 11 will be available for new machines starting next month, updates for existing Microsoft 10 users are expected for early 2022, and Microsoft hopes by mid-2022 to have Microsoft 11 offered to every remaining compatible machine. For eligible machines, the upgrade will be free.
To learn details about the new UI, the redesigned Microsoft Store, and more, including system requirements for the upgrade, visit here.