One of the coolest new features in Windows 10 is the Xbox Universal App. The Xbox App will allow users to login to their Xbox account, talk to friends, view achievements and eventually play Xbox One games on your PC and console. Yes, you heard us right. Eventually, you’ll be able to play Xbox games on you Windows 10 PC. How awesome is that?
Let’s look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview Xbox app and see what it can do now and explore what it will do once Windows 10 is released to the public.
Windows 10 Xbox App
The new Windows experience is cross-platform unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Microsoft is taking this mission to make the entire Microsoft family play well no matter what type of device, console or PC you’re using. This is part of the mystique and design of the Windows 10 Xbox app.
Microsoft is taking this mission to make the entire Microsoft family play well no matter what type of device, console or PC you’re using. This is part of the mystique and design of the Windows 10 Xbox app.
The Windows 10 Xbox app will allow you to interact with your friends, stream live content via Twitch and YouTube, along with playing games released for both platforms. Xbox Live currently boasts approximately 50 million users.
Imagine how much more they can get out of Xbox Live and Windows 10 by being able to jump from PC to console and vice versa.
The Xbox app will be free of charge for Windows 10 users, offering access to your games, friends, messages, achievement, activity feed and more. Multiplayer gaming will eventually be added to the Xbox app, allowing those playing on a PC version to play with an Xbox version together. Microsoft has announced they’ll be giving developers even more access to the Xbox Live API so that they can develop gaming scenarios even more fluidly than ever before.
DirectX12 will launch with Windows 10 and will once again improve the overall gaming experience for Xbox and PC users alike. The Game DVR feature of Xbox One will be integrated into the Windows 10 app, allowing PC gamers the chance to play Xbox games and help them create, edit and record gaming sessions then share them to social networks.
Fable Legends was announced as the first game that will be released for PC and Xbox One at the same time. Fable Legends will allow gamers to play on both console and PC, too, fully integrating the Xbox app experience for users on Windows 10. Microsoft boasts other gaming franchises will jump on board in the near future.
The Xbox app for Windows 10 is going to change the way we game. Whether you’re a PC gamer or an Xbox gamer, this app is going to give you the opportunity to game the way you want, when you want and how you want it, whether you can sit on the couch and play or are playing on the go.