Xbox One owners will be able to run Windows 10 apps later this summer, reported.
According to Jason Ronald, principal group program manager for Microsoft Game Studios, revealed the Xbox One‘s upcoming support for Windows 10 universal apps at this week’s Game Developers Conference, Business Insider reported on Thursday.
Microsoft going to merge the Xbox Store and the Windows Store into a virtual shopping place, so customers will be able to download apps for the Xbox One and Windows 10 at one place.
Windows 10 and the Xbox One together is a continuation of Microsoft’s push to get all of its products onto a one platform. Microsoft trying to get Windows 10 into as many hands as possible, and this connection could offer Xbox One owners to upgrade to the latest Microsoft’s OS. On other side, Microsoft planning to create greater demand for the Xbox One, which for the past couple of years has seen its sales defeat by Sony’s PS 4.
Xbox One is part of Microsoft’s “universal apps” strategy, where developers can more easily create games and apps for one platform and then improve them to run on another platform.
It mean, developer could create a game once using a core programming code and then easily modify it to run on a Windows 10 PC, Windows 10 mobile device and on the Xbox One. Windows 10 apps will handle more advanced graphics capabilities found in higher-end games.
@XboxP3 You mentioned once that Xbox One would support keyboard and mouse. Is that still going to happen?
— Jeff Kingston (@jeffkingston) February 19, 2016
During conference, Microsoft also announced the “Xbox Live Tournaments Platform,” a feature through which developers who create Windows 10 and Xbox One games can set up their own virtual competitive sports leagues, BI added.
Playing Xbox One games on your Personal computer requires just a controller. Playing Windows 10 games and apps on your Xbox One means the console will need to support a keyboard and mouse. A Windows 10 Xbox One app already lets you play Xbox One games on your Windows 10 PC or tablet.