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Microsoft Wants to Stream PC Games on the Xbox One


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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