Windows 10 Will Be Fully Integrated With Xbox One, Will Allow Cross-Platform Play
The big day has finally arrived. We have received a ton of new information regarding the new Windows 10 and how it will help make the overall experience better for the users of all Microsoft’s devices. Previously, there was not much of a link between Xbox consoles and Windows, but Microsoft is looking to change that with Windows 10. It was revealed during the today’s event that gap between console gamers and PC gamers will be reduced with the new operating system.
There will be a special app for Xbox One on Windows 10 that will allow gamers to stream their favorite games from the console to any of the tablet or PC that supports the upcoming OS. This is not limited to the games that are multi-platform only; Microsoft clarified that even the exclusives like Forza Horizon 2 can be streamed to the PC.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg as Microsoft also assured that there will be a lot of new features headed users’ way in the coming months. Some of the features that were revealed today at the Windows 10 event were very similar to the ones that users find on their Xbox One.
For example, the Xbox App on Windows 10 will keep players updated with their friends’ activity, so that they could know which game they are playing, and they could join in straight away. Furthermore, a feed will be present showing the messages of the players that are in the game. Voice and text messaging will work simultaneously on Xbox One and Windows 10.
The Xbox One DVR recording feature will also be a part of the upcoming OS as players will be able to record and share their gameplay footage with everyone. There will also be an option that will allow players to record 30 seconds of gameplay right after it has happened, which is an awesome feature.
Moving on to actual games, Microsoft revealed that by the end of this year, there will be multiple games that will allow cross-platform play between PC and Xbox One. Fable Legends will be amongst the first ones to include this feature, but Microsoft has clarified that inclusion of cross-play is totally up to the developers, they won’t force them to add it into their games.
Xbox Head, Phil Spencer at the end, teased that some of the Windows 10 features will also be coming to Xbox One, but he didn’t reveal what those features would be.
It is a great step forward from Microsoft and will surely attract a lot of players to both Xbox One and PC.