One feature gamers are excited about with Windows 10 is streaming Xbox One games to PC. But, what about the reverse? Will we ever be able to stream PC games to Xbox One?
Xbox head Phil Spencer isn’t ruling it out.
“We understand if you’re going to go PC to Xbox, we need to get keyboard and mouse working completely so you could play those games,” Spencer told The Verge. “In terms of where we want to go with our platform, those are absolutely in the scope of things that we want to do.”
These remarks line up with what Spencer recently said on Twitter in response to PC games streaming to Xbox One.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 21, 2015
There’s another reason to be excited about this news. Getting a keyboard and mouse to work on Xbox One could potentially open the console up to more genres. Traditional RTS, MMOs, MOBAs and PC-focused FPS would become viable on console. CS: GO on Xbox One? I would double dip.
Spencer added, “It’s actually a little more challenging doing the encoding on the PC side to the Xbox, but challenge is good.”
Today’s world is all about catering to the user on whatever device they want to use. Xbox games streaming to PC is a good start, and the Xbox team seems committed to getting the reverse to work.
Xbox One and Windows 10
Xbox is a big part of Windows 10. If you don’t know all about the features coming to Windows 10, check out the video below.
The biggest is Xbox One streaming. Each game is still running on your Xbox One. You just see a real-time video feed on your computer monitor versus a TV. The biggest obstacle for how well this feature works is your network. You will have a much better experience using Ethernet connections. WiFi works, but you may run into some issues with it.
Another feature I’m pumped to try out is Game DVR on PC games. There are numerous options for recording PC gameplay, but being able to share the latest in PC games with my Xbox friends is pretty cool.
As for Xbox One, it will be getting the Windows 10 treatment later this year. And I can’t wait. One of my biggest pet peeves about Xbox One is its dashboard.
Would you stream PC games to your Xbox One if you could? Let me know in the comments below.