Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update will start rolling out on April 11 — including a 3D version of Microsoft Paint, performance optimizations for gamers, support for augmented reality headsets, new browser tools, a Windows e-book store, security and reliability improvements, and other features.
Microsoft says Windows 10 Creators Update will be available for free to the more than 400 million computers and devices currently running Windows 10. The update will roll out automatically in stages, depending on the specs of users’ device, starting with newer devices. More technically oriented Windows 10 users will also be able to seek out and install the Windows 10 Creators Update manually as well.
Microsoft has been testing the Creators Update the successor to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update — for the last several months inside the company and with Windows Insider testers. The Creators Update includes a handful of new consumer-focused features, include a new Game Mode, Beam game streaming and new ebook and tab-management capabilities in the Edge browser. Microsoft will include a 3D paint tool with this release, but still continue to make regular 2D Paint is available alongside that release.