WCCF: The slides from Frank Savage's presentation reveal that the Xbox One Games and Apps both run on Windows 8. In the case of apps, its a full fledged Windows 8. In the case of Games its a 'lean and mean' Windows 8.
Heres to hoping some genius hacks the os and makes porting of Forza 5 and Halo possible.
X1 PC emulator inc.
Windows 8 is great, cant wait for the x1 to get app support, just a faster windows 7. should help game development for shared pc/x1 titles. i hardly would call this "x1 architecture explained" though...
I wish Sony would reveal the full architecture of the PS4 already.
hmmm didn't corrine yu tweet "yay no more windows 8" when she quit 343 for naughty dog?? i wondered at the time what she ment. i suppose this is the confirmation then
I think having Windows 8, on Xbox 1 will mean cross platform games, MS is already giving hints at that. I would love it if you could buy X1 games, and play them on PC* and vice versa THAT would be a game changer. *PC version running at max settings.
Why am i getting all the disagrees? I'd really like to know. WTF! It offends people that i'd like to know?
@Geoff900 "I would love it if you could buy X1 games, and play them on PC* and vice versa THAT would be a game changer." That would be amazing! It's basically having your XB1 on the go. I guess that would be similar to PS4 having remote play? Well only time will tell, I say end the fanboy wars and buy all 3 consoles if you're a gamer. Good times ahead everyone.
@dantesparda you should never ever worry about the disagrees. Differing opinions are what make Internet forums interesting.
Everyone loves Windows 8. Right? Right?
Windows 8 is a disaster
With both the XB1 and PS4 being so close to PC architecture I'm sure eventually both will end up with emulators for PC. I expect we'll get the XB1 emulator and then a year or two later the PS4 emulator.
Here's a noble idea! Buy the console that the games are on.
The downfall to this is that means the OS is very resource heavy at least right now.. It could be why games are struggling in resolutions compared to PS4 as that OS was never designed for consoles.
Don't be silly.
Well, they hinted that it did indeed run the actual windows 8 OS, but never really explained it in detail. Now here is the proof that it indeed does. Lets see how this pans out with DX12 and hardware tiled resources. E3 should bring new light to this with the games that utilize it.
For secret sauce, ESRAM is the horse to bet on. DX12 is a low level api, since the Host OS is an RTOS it already has to the metal access to hardware so theoretically a low level api is redundant. ESRAM on the other hand is a completely wild card and may as well be a game changer.
ESRam is just like EDRam .
Aww comeon , whats with the disagrees ppl :/ i am not even a console player. PC Master Race and all....
I'm not into the whole secret sauce. but rather, I have always felt they rushed this console to market to compete with Sony. Now come E3, I think they will have a completed OS and will finally be showcasing what the machine can do. If Phil was in charge like he is now, I have a feeling this E3 would be the reveal of the system.
A big rule of N4G never ask about the disagree's it only seem's to bring more.
@mctJim That's how I've felt too. probably why the actual worldwide launch of the xbox one is in sept. USA and a few choice countries got the xbox with the ps4 launch because they couldn't afford to loose such a large market share. I am looking forward to seeing how the console will perform with its full toolset enabled.
You god disagrees because you mentioned DX12, and DX12 scares PS people.
Windows 8 you say???!! On X1?? and yet my Windows 8 phone can't do shit with it unless, it's thru The Xbox one Smartglass/companion which is useless. Can't watch my Xbox movies MP3's NOTHING
??????!!!! Smartglass on my Galaxy S3 for Dead Rising works just fine.
BS Using Nokia Lumia 1520 with windows 8.1 for devs and it works perfectly fine. Worked same on win 8 version. NPC's call my phone in DR3, send me messages, I can use all the adds and so on. Integration of win phone and XO is really amazing. I smell an undercover fanboy troll.
lol at anything a part of windows 8
Windows 8 especially after the recent 8.1 update 1, has been pretty good. It was originally a little better but now it is much better than Windows 7. I will never understand the hate for W8.
Actually it has nothing that is better and relevant to anyone than windows 7.
@neoandrew That is a fact less comment. First Win8 is full backwards compatible to Win7 when you are using a x86 based processor. It is only the UI that really changed. Second, there have been several iterations of Win8 to improve it. It was touch friendly but not desktop friendly in the first iteration. 8.1 made it desktop friendlier. And the new Update to 8.1 takes it another step towards being a solid interface for both touch and desktop users.
Yes it does here is what is better. File manager Task manager Direct X11.2 and 12 Built in mounting feature Boot time uses less resources so faster and more efficient Improved multi display settings Reset and refresh This is idea that it offers nothing new and convient is just wrong. It started out rough but as of now it is much better than Windows 7
The only thing I hate is the design. But you have to love UEFI support, it's just so fast :)
@ InTheZoneAC "lol at anything a part of windows 8" Do you care to elaborate from a technical, aesthetic, or implementation standpoint? This ought to be good...
only on the internet would I fine anyone ever defending windows 8...wow the UI is horrible. I don't care what it has to offer when you have to deal with the bs in your face. And if I was really worried just about "speed and functionality" then mac would be my choice.... windows 8 are like all the ugly new cars with all the computer assists that may make it better than a regular car, but there's just too much ugly and bs to get by first to appreciate it. I'll stick with my windows 7. Simple=better, but whoever gave windows 8 a face doesn't know anything about simpler being better.
@ InTheZoneAc Thanks for the reply. I don't think that repeating the adage of "Windows 8 is ugly" is an elaboration of your original comment...but whatever, man.
Now theres your problem right there. Should have designed it after windows 7. All jokes aside, despite windows 8's user interface... struggles, Its a very dynamic and streamlined OS.
Just have your computer boot to the desktop instead and it's a great OS having it boot to the charm menu was stupid and useless if you didn't have a touch screen to interact with.
Should have made a better OS all around that was specifically for the hardware. Would have been lighter and better for the console. But the Xbox One as we all know was rushed thanks to Sony so they probably had no choice. Maybe we will see a new OS in the future like we did with 360 that will seriously help the Xbox One.
i think they really thought about the specs and hardware choices with the console, balance was the key, though the devs are not utilizing it properly doesn't mean it's a bad design. just lazy devs i say, hitting 1080p has always been the issue, it's turning into the whole ps3 issue, with dx12 porting with optimizations will be easier for the lazy devs.
Wouldn't say developers are lazy, however they are on very tight deadlines to meet the demands on their publisher/developer. All the launch games, even the games coming this year are games which have been pushed by publishers to get them out the door by a certain time frame, games like The Witcher 3, Destiny and several X1/PS4 exclusives will show what these machines can actually do.
Actually I believe the the real reason the Xbox One is struggling with 1080p is with the number of ROP's and TMU's. AMD have said on record the the sweet spot for 1080p is 32 ROP's and 80 TMU's. Xbox one is not even close. Xbox One has 16 ROP's and 48 TMU's. http://www.redgamingtech.co... Unfortunately Xbox One only has about half of What AMD recommends for 1080p gaming. On the flip side PS4 has almost the recommended amount at 32 ROP's and 72 TMU's. Because of this 1080p Games will be few on Xbox One you will see more games with odd resolutions between 720p and 1080p.
Careful, many people don't get the difference between what the cpu and the gpu do in computers... Le sigh.
Oh I know, I have been on this site since 2009 I have stopped commenting for a long time. The hardware nerd in me had to reply to correct this misinformation from both sides.
Would like full windows app store access. Imagine having snes and psx emulators on your xbox one! Would be a massive advantage over ps4 imo if you could.
The SNES emulators would be a nice, crazy little feature, but the Playstation emulator? Just play on your actual playstation.
Same could be said for the SNES.
Isn't this what has been said all along though haha.
Windows apps on Xbox sounds very good.
i am wondering if Microsoft will be able to update it to Windows 8.1
It is unnecessary. 8.1 was mostly a UI update to the OS not a large core OS update. Same with Windows 8.1 Update that is about to release. The important update will be bringing DX12 to X1.
Nooo if it runs windows perfect it will share my same hate for my computer os
Kind of a dumb question I guess but how much ram does it take to run all of these operating systems?
Its using 3gb right now. Future will be less Why someone disagree with you?
This is N4G. You could post a comment that literally said nothing more than "Some idiot will click disagree"...and you'd get a disagree. People here really are that stupid. ◔_◔ And yes, some idiot will click disagree...
Or it could possibly be due to touch screen devices. One wrong tap and a post is "agreed" or "disagreed".. it happens way to often for me to bother apologising for unintended disagrees
In my opinion, I think obama would look better with a giant afro and a big bushy beard "waits for disagrees"
not a significant ammount - basically the size of another kernel + some non shared resources so I'd guess around 200 MB - 2 GB the bigger problem is how much cache this thing will hog because cache is very valuable and degraded cache performance can mean order of magnitude slowdowns in high access code.
That just can't be good news. Given the ease with which windows gets targeted by viruses, malwares and trojans etc., its only a matter of time before we see a serious attack on bone OS. Plus, there is a threat of hackers gaining access to bone along with cameras and always online microphones.
Blasphemer! Get out of here Sony fanboy. Get behind me Satan! /s LOL @ below: hey KNWS dont start stealing my material alright?
You mean a serious attack, like the one that already happened on a PS console, lol.
I'm sorry. Did I butthurt you with my truthful comment? Lets see what else you couldn't see past blatant fanboyism. How about the fact that hacking attack NEVER happened on PS "Console". But of course, you are too high on kool aid to differentiate between console and server. Whereas, hacking (along with malware, trojans and viruses) is a routine thing on windows OS (again, not on bone, but the OS behind bone) Too bad you can't see past fanbotinsm ( that too in 720p), else you wouldn't defend a low grade hardware sold at a higher price.
Never mind Sony fanboys i have been more right than wrong on this site,forget the disagrees I said direct12x was the secret sauce before threads appeared on N4g months ago I said Sony would have not lot of new first party games, and looks like i was right again and said before the layoffs at the Sony studios Actually wrong my bubble count is Sony fans not liking what i have to say My previous posts from months ago prove how right i was. I said the Ps4 was using 14CU's for games ps4 dev confirms i was right few days ago I could go on, but x box fans just ignore sony fans disagrees. The true next gen console is xb1 Using my phone sorry for the post been messy.
Well with only two bubbles, its reasonable to assume you have really been wrong more than right.
Nah most likely just likes Xbox, that's all it takes to be "discriminated against" on N4G and even increasingly in XBOX sites and threads due to the invasion/infiltration of PS fans in places they shouldn't really be concerned with.
Nope, KNWS, you're WRONG. Devs can use ALL PS4's GPU 18 CU's for rendering if they want. STOP SPREADING BULLSHIT! Bubble disagree incoming.
Incorrect on everything you typed...But I'll just watch the next 7 years to see you flip flop around 8)
I'm glad xbox one will be getting updates to improve it's performance and efficiency but let's not forget that PS4 will also see similar updates to improve performance and efficiency and as the PS4 architecture is easier to develop for than Xbone's it does get better optimization and this will only increase in the future as devs become more accustomed to the system. Don't get me wrong, xbone will benefit from directx12 but it will never be on par with the ps4. Building on what i have said, the xbone's eSRAM is a bit too small for easy 1080p which isn't too say it's impossible, it's just very difficult for developers and even though dx12 might provide a 6-10% performance improvement that’s not the same as making the eSRAM cache larger or improving the memory bandwidth which is why all xbox fanboys claiming this is the "secret sauce" and come E3 n4g will turn pro-microsoft/x1 instead is simply put, mistaken because xbone will never reach parity with PS4 but in the future (2015 and beyond) it will get slightly closer
Sony's answer to dx12 will never be as good because dx12 is used by nealy every game maker thats what the big deal is microsoft have the market in that area
One of the main benefits of dx12 is it's ability to massively improve the multithreading efficiency of the CPU but as we already know PS4 and Sony are already working on improving multithreading (the ability to use all the cores of the CPU efficiently) and SIMD (parallel computation of the same operation on multiple data points) which is very similar to the effect that will be achieved by dx12. So, i am not denying that dx12 is a great new API that will benefit many devices (pc, xbone etc.) I'm merely saying the PS4 is also working on VERY SIMILAR