No Internet connection? Microsoft Edge has an updated game for you!
We all know how frustrating nowadays to have no internet connection. If not for offline browser games, the waiting for internet could be a cruel time for everyone. Luckily, Microsoft Edge has released a new update on its popular ‘Surf’ browser game. Here’s everything to expect on the upgraded game.
Surf: New updates unlocked!
Whether you’re locked out of your computer on internet browsers or have a bad connection during rainy days, offline browser games are a great time-killer. On Friday, June 11, Microsoft Edge announces new upgrades on the ‘Surf’ board game. As per the announcement of Wiliam Devereux, senior PM of the Microsoft Edge team, the new ‘Surf’ game will add “new obstacles, a simpler character selection menu, an easy way to share with friends, and many bugs fixes and other improvements.”
If you want to access the new updated game, just go to Edge Canary (edge://surf). Once done, you can now see the newly-added features on the game.
“Surf as far as possible in an endless ocean, compete for the shortest time, or zig zag through as many gates as you can in a row,” reads the official blurb. “Who knows? There might even be a few secrets just waiting to be found.”
How to play ‘Surf’?
Do you remember the classic Windows game SkiFree? If yes, imagine that game in today’s generation. That’s how ‘Surf’ works on Microsoft Edge.
If you’re not familiar with the classic game, here’s how the new ‘Surf’ works. The Microsoft Edge Surf comes with three modes: Endless, Time Trial, and Slalom. Of course, as the name suggests, the Endless and Time Trial plays with an endless surfing on the game and time trial has a limited time available in order to reach the end of the ocean. All these things must be achieved before the octopus monster reaches you, or other surfers bumped your board along the way.
Aside from other moving characters, player must also be careful not to bump on many obstacles on the game. Once you get bumped, you will be paused for a while, and be able to try again. Although, this lowers your chances for higher scores since the monster and other surfers are now easier to catch you once you bump into an obstacle.
Microsoft to have Xbox device for game streaming
Last Thursday, June 10, Microsoft also announces a new possible device that will be solely dedicated to game streaming. So far, there is still no name for the said device. However, as explained by Tech Crunch, the device could have a Chromecast-like streaming stick or a small Apple TV-like box.
Though there are still no details about it, Xbox fans are already excited to see what Microsoft will offer for the gaming industry soon enough.
“We believe that games, that interactive entertainment, aren’t really about hardware and software. It’s not about pixels. It’s about people. Games bring people together,” said Microsoft’s Xbox head Phil Spencer. “Games build bridges and forge bonds, generating mutual empathy among people all over the world. Joy and community — that’s why we’re here.”