Opera announces new browser dedicated to gaming, rolling out later this year

Opera has unveiled a new browser for Windows PCs that caters specifically to gamers. The Opera GX browser is designed to let users control their PC's CPU and memory usage in order to allocate more computing resources to gaming or streaming for an improved experience.

Users can set those limits by toggling on the circle in the browser's control panel. This capability keeps the computing usage of Opera GX within a certain percentage of a PC's resources. Krystian Kolondra, Executive Vice President at Opera browsers, said:

“Opera GX is built for people who love games and spend a lot of time building their setups. We want to give them a browser to perfectly match their beautiful machines. I have a strong feeling this browser will resonate with the gaming world."

Of course, there is an option to customize the browser's appearance. Additionally, it features Twitch integration that allows gamers to sign in to their Twitch account directly from the browser. This is done in the sidebar of Opera GX and users will then receive notifications when streamers they follow go live.

In addition, the browser includes GX Corner, a space dedicated to all things gaming such as games-related news, deals, and new releases. Launching Opera GX also treats user to gaming console-inspired animations and sounds, thanks to Opera's collaboration with sound designer Rubén Rincón and the band Berlinist.

When it comes to its design, the gaming browser provides an option to set a highlight color from 10 suggested colors. If you want more color customization, there are 16 million possibilities courtesy of its comprehensive color picker feature.

Opera notes that the gaming browser retains all the features present in the regular version. In addition, it's got Razer Chroma integration, which changes the color of the keyboard, mouse, and other Razer Chroma elements depending on your preferred highlight colors.

Opera opened the early access to the gaming browser today at E3 in Los Angeles. Opera GX is set for release later this year.

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