Like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge also comes with an offline game called “Surf,” based on the retro PC game SkiFree. The browser’s secret “Surf” game is accessible via edge: // surf on all channels (Stable, Beta, Dev and Canary).
The Microsoft Edge Surf game offers three modes: classic, time trial and slalom. Classic mode lets you ride the waves endlessly, but you can lose the game if you can’t dodge the obstacles.
On the other hand, the second mode “against the clock” forces you to reach the end as quickly as possible while avoiding obstacles. Slalom mode forces players to zigzag through the game. To enhance the integrated gaming experience, Microsoft Edge now supports new obstacles.
In Edge Canary (edge: // surf), you can now see new obstacles after updating to the latest browser version. In addition to new obstacles, Microsoft is introducing a new character selection menu to help players easily discover and select their favorite characters.
If that’s not enough fun, Microsoft will even 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 bundle for improvements in Microsoft Edge
As for the news regarding other browser features, Microsoft is planning to update its Immersive Player in Edge.
For those who don’t know, Immersive Reader Mode is a feature that removes non-essential page elements like the sidebar and formatting to make it easier to focus on the webpage, and it was recently updated with Wikipedia mode support in Edge 91.
Later this year, Microsoft Edge Immersive Reader will support three new fonts: Calibri, Sitka, and Comic Sans. In Edge Dev / Canary, users can already switch between these three fonts to improve readability 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 display eligible pages in immersive reader mode.
At this time, it is not clear whether all or some pages on the website will load in the browser’s autoplay mode.
In addition to these quality improvements, Microsoft is also working on significant improvements for the rendering of Edge fonts on Windows 10.