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Here’s how Microsoft is bringing Xbox One games to Windows 10

Updated 8 years ago
Published Jan 21st, 2015 1:30PM EST
Xbox One on Windows 10
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Microsoft is getting serious about gaming on PC in 2015. Every Windows 10 PC and tablet will have an Xbox app once the operating system launches later this year. Within the app, you’ll find the same activity feed that exists on your Xbox One, showing you everything that your Xbox Live friends have been up to lately.

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Many of the features that you know and love from the Xbox One will also appear on Windows 10 devices, including Game DVR, allowing players to record clips of their games. There’s even an option to capture the last 30 seconds of gameplay in case you missed something incredible before you could hit the record button.

There will also be some cross-compatibility between Xbox One and PC games. At the Windows 10 event on Wednesday, Lionhead Studios announced that Fable Legends will be coming to both platforms, and players on Xbox and PC will be able to play with one another.

Even better, every Xbox One exclusive will be available for streaming on any Windows 10 device later this year. For example, you could stream Forza Horizon 2 on your Surface Pro 3 and it will stream directly from your Xbox One. When you’re done playing, you can turn off the Xbox remotely with the click of a button.

It’s an incredibly promising start for the Xbox team as they begin to meld the two platforms into one.

Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.