Earlier this week Microsoft held a Windows 10 press event, at which Xbox head, Phil Spencer revealed upcoming gaming features for the OS, the biggest of which was the ability to stream Xbox One titles to the PC. However, it turns out that Microsoft is also looking in to streaming PC titles to the Xbox One as well, which makes perfect sense.
Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, Microsoft Studio Manager, Mike Ybarra, said that right now the company doesn’t have further details to share but it is looking in to streaming PC games to Xbox One consoles. Phil Spencer is due to reveal more at the Game Developers Conference in March so we may learn more then.
As far as the original plan goes, Microsoft currently has Xbox One to PC streaming running at 720p and 30 frames per second but is hoping to bump that up to 1080p and 60 frames per second by the time the feature launches with Windows 10.
In-home game streaming has grown in popularity over the the last year, with dedicated hardware being launched just for that purpose from the likes of Razer and NZXT. It may pay off for Microsoft to expand on its streaming functionality.
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KitGuru Says: Microsoft making PC games available on the Xbox One would make sense considering the rise in in-home streaming devices, especially with Valve planning to launch its Steam Machine initiative next year. Do you guys think streaming PC games to an Xbox One would be a good idea? Would such a feature make the console more desirable?