02 Jun 2021 7:58 PM +00:00

Microsoft Will Unveil New Windows Version This June

We’ll get a look at the new Windows version on June 24 at 11 a.m. EST/4 p.m. BST, Microsoft said in an announcement The Verge picked up.

The software giant will reveal “the next generation of Windows” during the event, and while it’s not yet clear what the new Windows version will be like, we do know one thing.

New Windows will make developing apps for Windows easier.

In a separate statement (also picked up by The Verge) CEO Satya Nadella said:

We will create more opportunity for every Windows developer today and welcome every creator who is looking for the most innovative, new, open platform to build and distribute and monetize applications. We look forward to sharing more very soon.

That means companies such as Firefox and more traditional computer app developers will have an easier time.

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Microsoft Will Unveil New Windows Version This June

However, it also means PC game developers will presumably have fewer challenges both building their games for Windows and selling them via the Windows store.

Developing for Windows is typically easier than, say, developing for Linux, but there are some rumblings that non-Windows PC gaming could get more interesting and widespread soon.

Valve is reportedly developing a handheld console capable of running Steam and supporting its Linux-friendly development platform.

We don’t know much about the new Steam handheld console yet either, and since it's not part of E3 2021, we likely won't see any new PC games at the conference.

[Source: The Verge]