Microsoft Wants to Stream PC Games on the Xbox One

Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, announced this morning that Microsoft is working on letting Xbox One owners stream PC games onto their console.
By Inkd · Jul 29, 2015 · Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 10, is debuting today with several new features, including Xbox One game streaming to PCs. This is an incredibly nifty feature, however, what about the PC players? Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, additionally announced this morning that Microsoft is working on letting Xbox One owners stream PC games onto their console.

    One of the greatest challenges, Spencer explained, would be encoding games and having the correct amount of bandwidth to stream over on the Xbox One. "It's actually a little more challenging doing the encoding on the PC side to the Xbox, but challenge is good". Microsoft seems quite determined, which is definitely a good thing. Unfortunately, Spencer did not reveal any details regarding when this innovation will be available.

    As of now, playing Xbox One titles on Microsoft's new OS only requires a controller. However, it almost seems that playing PC games on your Xbox One would be a tad-bit more challenging. For instance, the Xbox One would need keyboard and mouse support, however, Spencer did address this issue. "We understand if you're going to go PC to Xbox, we need to get keyboard and mouse working completely so you could play those games." Secondly, as mentioned earlier, Microsoft would need to find a way to encode PC games in-order for them to work on the Xbox One. Will the wait be worth it?


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  1. Master
    They should do something similar to this for the PS4.
  2. Raizel
    I think this would be really cool.
  3. Selena Gomez
    I would be just as happy with native mouse and keyboard support on X1 games that get streamed to my PC.
    1. V7X3
      You could pull that right now using a CronusMax, but natively... eh, we'll have to wait and see what they unveil for the win10 firmware/dash on the xb0ne.
  4. Red_Devil
    Does it mean Steam games? Or disc based games? I have almost 200 steam games, most of which I haven't been able to play for over a year because my PC isn't good enough now, I need to get a new one.
  5. Fleetizaboss
    So does this mean we can play any game at a high fps and without having a good gaming computer?
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    1. Razor sean
      No I'm pretty sure that's not how it will work. My guess is that it will be running the game on your PC which can actually handle the specific game, and just stream it on the Xbox One and let you control everything through your Xbox One even though the game is technically being played in your PC it's just that you can control it on the Xbox One. If it is like that, personally I have no use of this feature I would rather play the game on my PC rather than just streaming it on Xbox One..
  6. Green_Man
    Interesting read :tongue:
  7. 3xTiNcT
    I'm interested in seeing where this goes. I don't game on PC though.
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  8. Wavy
    I don't play PC much, so it won't really effect me. But it would certainly be something to look out for!
  9. Arxhive
    Looks promising, but we'll see what comes.
  10. V7X3
    I imagine this'll become a feature by time the Win10 dash comes out in the fall.