Microsoft is experimenting with a new feature for its Edge browser for PC gamers, dubbed “Edge for Gamers,” which was quietly added in the latest Canary Channel update pushed to Edge internal testers.
This new feature is located in the Appearance option in Edge settings and is described as enhancing your experience in and out of games with a gaming homepage, sidebar apps for gamers, PC gaming productivity mode, dark mode, gaming themes, and more.
When this switch is turned on, Edge’s Dark Mode will automatically turn on and also automatically load the Windows Discord and Twitch apps in the sidebar. This is a great feature for gamers who want to chat with other gamers or quickly live stream their PC game footage without having to load these apps separately. Turning on this feature will also redirect Edge users to the Themes section of its Add-ons Store, presumably to allow users to purchase and download game-related themes. There is also another switch that pops up labelled “Enhance your PC gaming experience with efficiency mode”. When this mode is on, it will reduce the CPU usage of the Edge, thus providing more CPU performance for gaming.
Since this new “Edge for Gamers” switch appears in the Canary channel, it is still unknown whether Microsoft will finally launch this feature to all users.