Microsoft Edge’s secret offline game is getting better

Microsoft Edge offline game

Like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge also comes with an offline
game called “Surf”, which is based on retro PC game SkiFree.
The browser’s secret “Surf” game can be accessed via
edge://surf in all channels (Stable, Beta, Dev and Canary).

Microsoft Edge Surf game comes with three modes: classic, a
time trial and slalom. The classic mode lets surf through the
waves endlessly, but you can lose the game if you can’t Dodge
the obstacles.

On the other hand, the second mode “time trial” requires you to
reach the end as quickly as possible while avoiding obstacles.
Slalom mode requires players to zig-zag through the game. To
improve the built-in gaming experience, Microsoft Edge is now
getting support for new obstacles.

Microsoft Edge Surf game

In Edge Canary (edge://surf), you can now see new obstacles
after updating to the most recent version of the browser. In
addition to new obstacles, Microsoft is introducing a new
character selection menu to help players discover and select
their preferred characters easily.

If that’s not enough fun, Microsoft is even going to update the
game with an easy way to share your results with friends who
use Chromium Edge. Likewise, there are many bug fixes and other
improvements in this update for Edge Surf.

Immersive Reader set for improvements in Microsoft Edge

As for the news about other features coming to the browser,
Microsoft is planning to update its Immersive Reader in Edge.

For those unaware, Immersive Reader mode is a feature that
removes non-essential page elements like sidebar and formatting
to make it easier to focus on the webpage, and it was recently
updated with support for Wikipedia mode in
Edge 91.

Later this year, Microsoft Edge Immersive Reader will be
getting support for three new fonts – Calibri, Sitka, and Comic
Sans. In Edge Dev/Canary, users can already switch between
these three fonts to improve legibility and accessibility.

For those who prefer to read pages like Wikipedia in Immersive
Reader, Microsoft is also testing a feature called “Auto
Immersive Reader”, which can be enabled when you want to
automatically render eligible pages in immersive reader mode.

At the moment, it’s unclear if all or select website’s pages
will load in the browser’s automatic reading mode.

In addition to these quality improvements, Microsoft is also
working on
significant improvements for Edge font rendering on Windows

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