Attack of the Fanboy

Microsoft Is Working On Streaming PC Games To Xbox One

by William Schwartz


Windows 10 is rolling out to users worldwide today, thus enabling the capability of streaming Xbox One games to PC. In an interview with The Verge, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, revealed that Microsoft are working on making the inverse possible, too.

“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,” says Spencer. “In terms of where we want to go with our platform, those are absolutely in scope of things that we want to do.”

“Windows is incredibly strong.”

Spencer admits that the intricacies of setting up such a system present more challenges than streaming Xbox One games to Windows.  “It’s actually a little more challenging doing the encoding on the PC side to the Xbox, but challenge is good.”

“[Gamers] want to play games on the device that they want to play on. They want to play with their friends and they progress whenever they sit down,” Spencer adds. “Because of that, the roadmap and our focus on what’s going on, Windows is incredibly strong.”

Phil Spencer didn’t detail when we might see PC streaming to Xbox One, but an official announcement is good news nonetheless.

The launch of Windows 10 marks the beginning of a big week for Microsoft, with Phil Spencer due to fly over to Germany for Gamescom next week, where we can expect to see the latest from Xbox’s upcoming exclusives.

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