Gamers who want to stay connected to their Xbox One at home when they’re not on the couch will have a new way to do so thanks to Windows 10. Microsoft’s next operating system will allow them to stream games from the company’s home console to any Windows 10 PC or tablet.
Xbox head Phil Spencer announced today that users will be able to pause their game on the Xbox One, and then pick it up on another device inside their home. That’s big news for people who don’t want to shell out the money for a high-quality gaming PC – Spencer showed “Forza Horizon” running smoothly on a Surface Pro 3.
One of the biggest hurdles for PC gaming has been the high price of hardware that’s powerful enough to smoothly run modern games. Not everyone wants to shell out thousands of dollars for the
In addition to the new streaming capabilities, Windows 10 will also include a new Xbox app that functions as a hub for content from Xbox Live like Game DVR videos, and notifications from their Xbox Live friends. Users will have their game achievements synced across platforms, too.
It’s a strike against Valve Software’s Steam marketplace, which has been the dominant player in the PC gaming space.