Xbox Tech Director on Windows 10 PC Gaming: "We Will Fix Vsync"
Plus, Mike Ybarra says "SLI and Crossfire work, games just need to support it just as always."
Microsoft's Mike Ybarra has spoken up to respond to criticisms of Windows 10's PC gaming features, while he also made a promise to provide a fix for vertical synchronization. After the technology director tweeted about time-bending action game Quantum Break looking "incredible" on Xbox One and PC, someone responded by asking about SLI/Crossfire support, which some have raised concerns about on Windows 10.
Ybarra clarified that SLI and Crossfire are already enabled on Windows 10; it's just that individual games need to support it. On the subject of frame rate, Ybarra acknowledged Windows 10's shortcomings and vowed that a fix for Vsync specifically is in the works.
@darkhand12345 SLI and Crossfire work, games just need to support it just as always. We will fix vsync.— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) February 28, 2016
Ybarra's comments follow those from top Xbox boss Phil Spencer. He recently said he's heard the concerns some PC gamers have about Windows 10 and promised Microsoft has "plans to improve."
It's possible Microsoft will discuss its new PC gaming plans next month at the Game Developers Conference. Microsoft will host a session titled "The Future of Xbox Game Development for Windows," during which new information may be divulged. Another session, "Game Developer Success & Opportunities with Gaming on Windows," will be hosted by ID@Xbox director Chris Charla.
GameSpot will report back with new information as it becomes available.
In other recent Microsoft PC gaming news, the company recently confirmed that Quantum Break, announced as an Xbox One exclusive, is also coming to PC at launch in April. The company caught some heat for this announcement--and marketing executive Aaron Greenberg responded.
"People should know: Xbox is a big priority and a huge commitment," he said earlier this month. "Please do not let the fact that we are also launching a game on the same day on Windows 10 change your perspective on the importance of the console business [or] our commitment to innovating on console."