Microsoft Announces Xbox App for Windows 10, Cross-Platform MP and Xbox One Streaming on PC

During the Windows 10 Keynote Microsoft announced the Xbox app for Windows 10, which will besically bring the Xbox One social experience to the new operating System.

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Fireseed1190d ago

Voice chat between PC and Xbox is going to be awesome! Constantly want to be in voice chat with my friends on PC while I play some KI

WeAreLegion1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

Doesn't it have that already because of Skype though?

Edit: Oh, ok. Cool. I haven't used it on XBO yet. I Skype with my Vita while I'm gaming.

Fireseed1190d ago

You can Skype between PC and X1 but it's awkward if Im also in a party chat on Xbox cause they can't hear who Im talking to so it's nice to be able to bring them into the conversation even if they're not on the console

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WeAreLegion1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

Why would I want to use the same device? I'm not sure why it matters, honestly. Skype is Skype. I just set the Vita on my lap and talk with a headset to all my other friends. They all usually use their phones.

Also, I still don't get it. Can't Skype users just chat with other Skype users, no matter what? Why would they have to be on the Xbox One?

Oh! I get it. You guys want to talk to strangers, too. Haha. I'm speaking strictly about chatting with friends. That's why the conversation was going in circles for me.

I just assumed Skype was the default chat on Xbox One, anyway. So I thought that's what you party chat through, already.

AngelicIceDiamond1190d ago

"Spencer also announced that Windows 10 features will also come to Xbox One, and that Microsoft can’t wait to let us know more about that."

Windows 10 features on Xbox as well? Now I really can't wait to hear more.

AngelicIceDiamond1190d ago

@Seed I have a question. So does that mean any Indies released will automatically be crossed over to X1 and vice versa?

Or I guess PC to X1 cross over.

HaydenJameSmith1190d ago

Im pretty sure it will... whatever you buy on xbox store should be available on xbox app on any Win 10 device... will probably differ from game to game. But say if you buy Ori in the Blind Forest, it should be available to play on your PC, Phone and Tablet too.

Fireseed1190d ago

It does not. Universal apps are apps that can work on both Xbox and PC but they need to be specifically programmed to do so. However with that being said what they announced is that the tools to make Windows 10 Universal apps is completely open and anyone can do it.

Theoretically it is extremely easy to do, so I wouldn't be surprised if indie games released on the Windows App Store but not on Xbox would be a small minority.

starchild1190d ago

I had some very similar ideas and I have to say your blog was filled with some great ideas and insights. But to be fair, this streaming and cross-platform play isn't really on the same level of integration as you were talking about in your blog.

Maybe with the next Xbox console...

Automatic791190d ago

Nice features announced today.

Vo_Cal1190d ago

Phil is out here killing it. Best decision MS has ever made.

jrshankill1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

I don't think we will fully understand how big this is until the apps start rolling out. Depending on how things are handled, this could be monumental in terms of content and features available to XBox One owners.

I am also thinking of the possibilities of app development being open to all (which could lead to emulators and homebrew).

I am also surprised that no one really picked up on what this means for new games on Xbox One. Developers inclined to only make a game for windows now have the option of releasing on X1 with ease of porting.

LAWSON721190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

Kind of surprised, I thought the odds of this happening were slim. Well now Xbone has remote play and cross play which I hope is optional in shooters. Oh and Spencer is supposedly rocking Battletoad shirt

aviator1891190d ago

yeah, that battletoads shirt was a nice touch.
Phil and his shirts lol.

Spid3r61190d ago

New SOny head is trying to do the same...Did you see him in Playstation experience.

aviator1891190d ago


No, I didn't watch the psx.
But it's cool that they do this stuff.

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