At a recent Windows 10 media briefing, Phil Spencer spoke at length about Microsoft’s commitment to their Xbox brand. He indicated Microsoft has big plans for Windows 10 as well: “we are also bringing that same focus, passion, and commitment to gaming on Windows 10, enhancing the PC games and gaming devices you already love, including the Xbox One. We’ve listened and learned from our past efforts in PC gaming and I am excited about what the future holds.”
The Future of Windows Gaming?
This is big. Word is, Windows 10 is going to allow Xbox One games to be streamed to your PC. Now while that’s cool, the big news here is that Phil Spencer indicated they are looking into doing the opposite as well: Streaming PC Games to your Xbox One. I would bet big money they’re going to follow through with this.
I also think it will be a huge challenger to the “Steam Machines” if they ever come out…I mean, most of the Steam Machines were already released as “Small Form Factor” Windows PC’s when the manufacturers got tired of waiting for Valve to wrap up development of SteamOS and the Steam Controller.
I’m excited to see what the future brings and it seems that Microsoft has a renewed interest in PC gaming. I think it’s a smart move, considering the growth the PC gaming sector has been experiencing in recent years, not to mention the Xbox One could use another win in the wake of it’s not-as-great-as-Sony launch. With both consoles being so similar, having this added functionality could be the feature that truly sets the Xbox One apart and helps it take a bigger bite out of the console sales. I just hope Microsoft’s renewed PC gaming initiative includes finally killing Games for Windows Live and never speaking of it again!