Windows 7 will automatically find updates for your games

Microsoft has already announced that the next version of their ubiquitous Windows operating system — dubbed Windows 7 — will be available in early 2010. It will, if the above image provided by ThinkNext is anything to go by, contain new features to make PC gaming more user friendly.

The screencap shows that Windows 7’s current build has an option to automatically scan the Internet’s many tubes for any new game updates or patches that happen to go live. It might not seem like a huge deal for those of us that are used to regularly starting up a game’s updater or, if it doesn’t have one, going online to download and install patches on our own, but I’m sure some people out there will appreciate the increased simplicity.

Still, I can’t help but wonder why Microsoft doesn’t have this feature running right now in Vista. Do you think it’s something we might see in the next Service Pack? Would you even use it, if it was?

[Via Shacknews]

Justin Villasenor