Windows has confirmed that Windows 10 users will not receive a free upgrade to Windows 11 until 2022.
When asked about the Windows 11 release date, the official Windows Twitter account confirmed that while Windows 11 is still to be released in 2021, the free upgrade for Windows 10 devices will not be released until 2022.
Although the response states that the Windows 11 upgrade is scheduled for “the first half” of 2022, it notes that this date is only for the start of the upgrade rollout, which means not all devices. could not receive it at the same time.
Windows 11 is expected to be released later in 2021 and will ship over several months. Rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of this year.
– Windows (@Windows) June 25, 2021
As IGN Notes, this delay means there is time between the official launch and the free upgrade for bugs and stability issues to be fixed before so many devices receive the update.
Microsoft last week gave viewers a first look at Windows 11, which aims to deliver a simpler version of the operating system that will include a new Windows Store and a revamped taskbar.
They also confirmed that Android apps will be compatible with Windows 11 and allow developers to offer their software through the Windows Store.
In an announcement, Sarah Bond – Xbox Corporate Vice President for Game Creator Ecosystem and Experience – called the upcoming operating system “the best Windows ever for gaming.”
This is said to be due to the implementation of Auto HDR, DirectStorage, and the additional use of Xbox Game Pass for PC. Bond further noted that Windows 11 would allow “superior graphics, incredible speed, and an incredible selection of games.”
In other news, game director Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coming later in the year, will be the last fighter added to the game.