Microsoft To Merge Xbox One & Windows 10 Software

As recent news shows, you may not need an Xbox One anymore to play your favorite Microsoft games. Microsoft is apparently working on new...
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    Microsoft is apparently working on new technology to allow Xbox and PC lovers alike to play their games on either device. In a recent report done by CNET.com, Microsoft is merging its software to allow Xbox One titles to be able to run on PC's and vice-versa. With the release of Windows 10, Phil Spencer, the "head" of Xbox, stated: "For Windows to be successful, gaming has to be vibrant, healthy, and innovative".

    Windows 10 was released back in June 2014, however, it doesn't seem to be a fan favorite as only 11.9% of PC's currently run on the brand new operating system. Convincing people to download the newest software update has been a real challenge so far, however Microsoft is convinced that releasing this new type of software could solve their problem. Microsoft is also providing developers with a tool called the Universal Windows Platform, which would allow developers to not only make games for the PC but for the Xbox One too. This program is to encourage developers that make PC games to also produce quality games for the Xbox One.

    This could really change how gamers play their favorite games, as well as purchase them. An example of this is the new Forza 6 Apex game that was announced for the PC today. With a promised "4K racing experience", the game isn't expected to be as big as the Forza Motorsport 6 that was released for Xbox One a short time ago, but it is a really good start to something that could become bigger with time. That isn't the only game coming to the newest PC experience, however. The fan favorite Quantum Break will also be released for Windows 10 and Xbox One on April 5th. If you pre-order on the Xbox One, you will also receive a copy of it for Windows 10.

    Fable Legends is another game that is going to be a part of this program. Although it doesn't have a release date, when it does release players will be able to grab it and play it on either Windows 10 or the Xbox One. This also means that Microsoft will have to ship two different copies of the game to users. However, that doesn't seem to be a problem according to Windows Gaming Project Manager Orullian. "We'll get to the point where that's the intent for every title".

    What are your thoughts guys? I'm not much of a PC gamer, but I think this could be really useful for players who enjoy playing on both the console and the PC itself.

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  1. AbideAu
    Hmm, RGHers would be rubbing there hands together...
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  2. IAnarchyI
    I think this will be pretty sweet! I've been waiting and wondering when they were gonna try something like this.
  3. HaXzz
    There is a typo. Windows 10 preview came out October 2014 and the release version came out July 2015 not 2014.
  4. NerdLuv
    Just built my first rig and it makes me want to throw out my Xbox str8 up.

    With this merging tech for pc I hope you can link your gamertag to windows 10 and play the game Division for example online an connect with you friend playing on xbox one and also gain achievements to your xbox live account that would be amazing.

    So I wouldnt have to go on my console to get achievements and play with friends what do you guys think?
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  5. RocketBunny
    Wait does this mean I can play Horizon 2 on my PC!?!?!
  6. Jet1337
    If I can play destiny on my pc with mouse and keyboard support, I'll be very happy.
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    1. Echo
      No, it won't be like that. It's future titles, which will hopefully include a second Destiny if they decide to make one. But it would be nice to be able to play older titles on the PC.
  7. Red58
    This could be good for the industry if done correctly. There'd be a difference between the XB1 and PS4; Xbox getting features like this, and PlayStation getting features like VR (separate article).
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    1. Echo
      Very big difference indeed! Yes, PlayStation has VR but we have Backwards Compatibility!! I'd rather get that feeling of playing older games on a newer console than getting motion sickness from using those VR headsets.
  8. Zeelot
    They're really pushing to the limit.
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  9. televisedfool
    I have a hard time seeing real unison between the two platforms.

    especially if PC pulls ahead even further in technology. PC already generates more revenue then the Xbox brand does and the numbers are only getting larger year by year. I just can't shake the feeling that MS will start catering more towards their bigger revenue generator.
  10. 3xTiNcT
    That picture was deceiving.. But sounds like this could be good.
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    1. Echo
      I'm good at doing stuff like that :tongue:
    2. 3xTiNcT
      Thought it was going to be something about that Xbox at first lol