Microsoft denies Xbox One will run Windows 8 apps

Microsoft has quashed rumours that the Xbox One will be able to run all Windows 8 apps, in contradiction to information posted by Dell earlier today.

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ABeastNamedTariq1763d ago

I'm guessing that some will be able to (they didn't rule it out).

Seems/ed like an interesting little feature.

Lalanana1763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

Yes, I am guessing a few will work but not all.

zeal0us1763d ago

Well I guess the Twitter, Facebook, Hulu and Netflix will be the ones to not work.

MS won't allow you access to those services for free. They would either make running Win 8 apps exclusively for XBLG or block some apps from working and make it an feature available for everyone.

UltimateMaster1762d ago (Edited 1762d ago )

I said in the previous article; No, those apps aren't going to work. You misread the other article. I get a some dislikes.

Look, if Microsoft would have had that capacity, they'd probably would have made their original announcement about how the kinect works with Windows 8 apps instead of TV.

And by now, a month from launch, you'd think they would have talked about it already or much earlier on.

Bigpappy1763d ago

I suggested this much when I first read the rumor. It will not be Windows RT on X1, more like Windows RT Lite (Very lite). M$ will custom pick what they will offer, because of limited space on that flash drive.

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Snookies121763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

It's unfortunate for sure... This would have been a fantastic feature to have. Though if at least some run, that's cool too.

I'll be interested in messing around with the X1 when my friend gets it. Too bad I'm broke for the next-gen. I'd love to get a PS4 and X1 for launch. As they both have some neat launch titles.

MajorGecko1763d ago

i feel you bro where has all the money gone!!!!

Bigpappy1763d ago

I can believe you asked the guy to tell you how he spent his money. You got some big kahunas. Any way, I work hard and make good money but I might wait until after the holidays to spend Money on X1 and Ryse. I have other priorities is all you will get from me, so don't even try asking.

MajorGecko1763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

wth I never asked anything of the sort, I was just referring to the lack of money he and I both share for next-gen.

Edit: you can believe anything if you try hard enough, and clearly you tried way to hard

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redcar1211763d ago

Why does the x1 keep talking about their features and sony don't just saying sony seem so quiet what can the ps4 do out the box

thebudgetgamer1763d ago

You saw an Xbox One that talks?

AceBlazer131763d ago

cause microsoft is advertising the ps4 for sony. list any noteworthy features that the xbox one has that the ps4 doesn't (for the love of god no fantasy football). the ps4 does everything the xbox one can just better and not behind a paywall.

ebreda1763d ago

Right, "please not the one App that fits my description".

How about snapping? Machinima guides? Achievements and challenges?

360 has historically seen much more apps than the Ps3 and I suspect the trend will continue. MS has an online store (as in Windows Store) but Sony does not. That's the advantage of owning a proprietary OS, Windows 8 offers thousands of apps and even if only a tiny fraction gets to XOne, it will be much more than Sony is capable of providing.

BG115791763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

Play games not apps.
Between the AAA games and the indies, there is alot to do. If I need apps, I'll use my phone or Pc or tablet. Apps for a console are nothing but a side dish. Most apps aren't really necessary for a gaming console.

iamnsuperman1763d ago (Edited 1763d ago )

Because Microsoft has to. Microsoft has had a disastrous launch so it needs to talk about these things to win over more consumers. While its competitor has had a fairly easy ride. All they need to do is talk about games as they won a lot of consumers when Microsoft stumbled at E3 and then around gamescom

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DanielGearSolid1763d ago

All I remember is ppl claiming this feature would be a "game changer"

I still dont see how

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