Xbox One's integration with Windows 10 brings a lot of features to the table, some of which could prove to be the game changer in the current console wars.
It would really make a big difference to the way I game. I have a Windows 8 tablet that I can stream my gameplay on to. Many a time my TV is being used or I just want to chill and play in my room (my PS4 is there) and this would help. The recording to PC will also come in VERY handy for me. How it all works remains to be seen though but I'm optimistic. Also, the new Windows 10 UI should be cool. The current one seems really cluttered for no reason.
What would REALLY be the game changer (for me at least) would be the ability to stream from PC to Xbox -- especially if they integrated achievements into full PC exclusives. As terrible as it was, this was one feature that made me like (or at least want to like) Games for Windows Live. The ability for me to get the full 1000G on Halo 2 PC? Hell yeah I'll buy it for the 3rd time! Now imagine if they could do this with future titles. I mean, it shouldn't be too difficult. Using Steam as an example, there are already Achievement systems built into most titles, and streaming /from/ PC to another device (my roomie was playing BioShock on his Android with an XO controller a few days ago) is already a thing, so it should be a no-brainer for Microsoft to offer a PC -> XO streaming feature. Hopefully this becomes a thing. I'd be so excite. It's great as it is, but as someone who prefers a console environment, playing XO titles on my PC isn't really for me. Great for those who prefer Mouse & Keyboard though.
You can already do that, it's call a HDMI cable.
I love the fact that MS is making Windows 10 one ecosystem for all services. And from what I'm seeing the gains DX12 is having for the PC gaming community is a good thing. I have to credit MS for being "tight lipped" on their projects.
This cool i guess but i got two x1's but i also got a kickass 2&1 lanovo laptop too.
The majority of the console population won't care about this feature. But it's nice that it's there.
Very true. If you have a decent gaming rig, buy a Steamlink for $50. 1080p gaming in any room in the house.
You don't think cross-platform gaming is something many gamers would care about? I agree the streaming from xbox to PC isn't something everyone will go nuts over, especially the average gamer. Yet, cross-platform is huge.
Its all been enough for me to decide to go with a windows phone, when I get to pick a new phone in august . Gotta love EE phone contracts that give yearly upgrades!So windows PC, Windows in Xbox..and windows phone. Im not ditching my iPad though. Got music making related apps that you can only find on ipad, like figure and rebirth TR808 drum machine and the ability to use my ipad as a third screen mixer for Reason and pro tools (professional music production software).
I like the windows phone, had mine for quite a few years now, but you'll get more functionality out of a Google phone or even a iPhone. Windows phone isn't supported nearly as much as the other two. The UI is nice though(metro actually makes sense on mobile devices), but unless it's changed with a recent update, it seems you have to go through an extra step or two just to do basic phone things like make a call or send a text. MS has their apps on both those other devices too, so you aren't really losing much functionality with integrated features by choosing something other than a windows phone. Otherwise, probably won't lose much by getting a windows phone depending on if you use specific apps or not.
"I like the windows phone, had mine for quite a few years now, but you'll get more functionality out of a Google phone or even a iPhone." I have always used androids. Would never touch an apple product (except my ipad, but that was a gift from my GF, anyway.) "Windows phone isn't supported nearly as much as the other two" As long as I can make calls and access my Gmail, im not bothered. I never really been into phone apps.Except smart glass and my music apps on my ipad. What I like about the idea of a windows phone is integration with my two PCs and my Xbox. I can use the ipad for apps. Can I get wassapp, twitter, facebook and gmail on windows phone? Those are the only apps I care about phone wise.
Yeah you can get all those apps with the windows phone. Most of the major ones are on there. Like I said it's not a bad phone, and I'd get another one since I don't use mine for much either.:) I dunno if the windows integration is really that awesome. Office can be synced on any device, and most of the syncing for windows apps on any device is done by the software itself.
New Windows PC incoming to go with Tab, xbox one and maybe a Windows Phone. Can't wait for W10 release .
I usually always go apple for phone and tab but i recently tried the new surface pro and it was great. With all this news on closer integration of microsoft products and apple just becoming boring and predicatable its making my next tab and phone purchase a much harder decision.
My department issues Windows Surface Pro tablets for work. They are not bad and if you want a tablet for fun and WORK (especially if you're work is using windows), surface is nice. I hear the newer surface tablets have greatly improved. I still prefer Apple at this point, but being an Xbox gamer, I'd probably lean more to Surface.
This is a bit off topic, but I'm going to hate the slow adoption to DX12. It's like devs are going to shoot themselves in the foot instead of going the easier, faster route when developing for the X1. But those same devs that do this are the same ones saying they want to use every console to their strengths. I excuse the ones who started from the ground up with DX11, but not the ones with the choice to use either at the start.
It will be year or two until Full DX12 game engines hit retail, but I think even at launch its doption rate will be high because most 3rd party is also on PC and DX12 is the future of PC as well.
What about cross buy??
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I would like to keep Windows glitches and vulnerabilities on the PC and off the console.
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