The Windows 10 event is currently underway and Microsoft has just unveiled that Universal Apps will run on the Xbox One.
This is big. Quite big if you think of it.
No idea what this is???? Xbox guys clue me in...
One app for multiple platforms. So a game developer writes code for Windows, but it works on pc, Xbox One, and Windows Phone. So they get a huge ecosystem to sell their games Consumers pay once and get to enjoy the app on all platforms.
* Basically for the same one price, developers can have their games on phones, XB1 & PC. That is HUGE incentive to make a game for anyone of those or all of them. * PC/Console gamers can play phone games without having to get a phone. * Phone gamers can play certain special versions of the PC & Console games, obviously with limited controls. * Expands the number of games available for each platform.
This is awesome!
what about games? my ipad has all the app crap popping i barely use it i want my console to have and be about games!!!!
Meh. If it can run on a phone then it isn't that exciting Imo. Certainly not a negative against the console, just not that exciting. Get to the real gaming stuff!
Basically if they program a game/app using the windows 10 "Universal" packages it guarantees the game can be played on Xbox One (Or any other windows 10 platform). That if a person buys the game on PC or X1 that it could be played on either without having to pay twice. All of that is theoretical since the only ones who will probably do that would be Xbox Published games since all the other devs would see this as throwing money out the window. I hope I am wrong and more people jump on board but having the ability is far different than actually using it. Anyways basically it means code once and it should run on any windows 10 platform which now includes X1. SO apps and games may or may not be cross purchasable if they are made with this platform.
Not bad at all. I'll probably use many of those apps. I am not, however, EVER buying a Windows phone. I don't know why they still exist, honestly. They're so far behind in apps. This new vision for Surface is cool though. I like it a lot better than the table they unveiled a few years ago.
So you still think that Windows Phones will be behind in apps after Windows 10 hits?
Yes. It's just too far back, currently. If Android and iOS based phones continue to release with the same basic features and Windows phones do something significantly better, that might change. Nothing is set in stone. Windows - 300,000 Apple - 1.2 Million Android - 1.3 Million
Windows Phone has over 600,000 apps currently. Yes, that's still less. Why, because the ecosystem is still small. Add universal development... boom you suddenly have the largest ecosystem, which is going to ignite a huge amount of development.
Windows 8 apps coming to Xbox One is huge. That means that the games and apps that people buy for their PC will be available for the Xbox One. In short turning the Xbox One into a living room PC.
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