Microsoft seems to be taking the lead in the RGB lighting customization game by incorporating the feature directly into Windows 11. This move eliminates the need for users to rely on third-party apps from companies like Razer, Corsair, ASUS, MSI, and others to manage and synchronize RGB lighting on their PC hardware.
As reported by Twitter user Albacore, the new options are located in the ‘Personalization’ section of Windows 11 and include all the essential features for RGB lighting customization. The interface is straightforward and provides options to adjust brightness, lighting effects, effect speed, and color, even allowing the lighting to match the current Windows accent color. It is yet to be determined how this feature will impact the use of apps like Razer Synapse or Corsair iCUE, but it is exciting to see Microsoft adding these capabilities to Windows 11.
Windows has been a platform for PC gaming, with Microsoft’s focus on the integration of the Xbox app and PC Game Pass in Windows 10 and 11. This move to control RGB lighting is a natural step for Windows to be established as the hub for gaming.
Although Microsoft has not made an official announcement about this feature, it is currently being tested in public builds of Windows 11. There is a possibility that it will be officially released as part of a larger Windows 11 update later this year, along with improvements to audio controls, a revamped File Explorer, and tab additions to Notepad.