The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) allowed developers to create apps that would easily port between Windows 10 PC's as well as the Xbox One. Programs such as VLC media player and Skype are almost direct ports from their PC app counterparts. That same freedom is now going to be coming to game developers as well. Microsoft held its Windows Developer Day for the Creators Update, where it formally announced that UWP games will be coming to the console this year. It appears though that the feature will be coming later on this year because the creators update hasn't been pushed ... Read More »
Last summer the early access program launched onto the Xbox One and unsurprisingly it has been a resounding success. How could it not be, it's a win-win. The developer gets extra funding and feedback on their game and us the player gets to play games early. We also get to buy them slightly cheaper, which is always nice. Due to this success Microsoft have made a bold yet somewhat wise decision. They are now going to roll out the early access program onto Windows 10. This means that you will soon be able to buy games early on Windows 10 ... Read More »
The dotnet conference kicked off yesterday over in Madrid, and CEO for Microsoft, Satya Nadella was there of course. The Xbox One has been able to run Windows apps since last year when the 'New Xbox One Experience' was launched however Nadella yesterday announced universal apps! (We have actually already seen this in action with the recent Avatars app on both Xbox & PC) Apparently Nadella did not say how the apps would be integrated on to the Xbox One leaving questions about whether it would be the full Windows store or whether it would be selected apps only. Nadella ... Read More »
When Windows 10 launched around the world on July 29, Xbox brought the best of the Xbox Live gaming network to Windows 10. Windows 10 was built with gamers in mind, integrating some of the most popular Xbox features such as Game DVR, screenshots, Avatars and Achievements. Xbox also included new functions like game streaming from Xbox One to Windows 10 PCs. The response from fans has been amazing and starting today, that feature gets even better with support for streaming games in 1080p/60fps. New features starting to roll out today in the August update include: 1080p/60fps Game Streaming – ... Read More »
A few days ago on the 3rd of August during a GDC Europe session “One game across PC, Phone, Xbox, and HoloLens”, hosted by Jaime Rodriguez of Microsoft. Rodriguez spoke about the Xbox Live API (application program interface) being available for any device which is part of the ‘ Universal Windows Platform’ which will include the head-mounted display for Hololens. During this session, he revealed that the Xbox Live API is an integrated API that is also available for other devices such as, Xbox One, Windows 10, Windows Phone and that the HoloLens is also included in this, meaning any ... Read More »
Last week Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be released on July 29. This is the follow-up version to 2012's Windows 8, the good fellows at Microsoft having decided that in the modern world the number 9 is no longer needed. One of the main new features will be the Xbox app that will allow a Windows 10 PC to interact with the Xbox. This will allow users to use Xbox messenger and edit and watch game DVR, among other things. There is also a lot of talk about it aiding the broadcast feature on the Xbox, much to the delight ... Read More »
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