Windows 10 to Support Xbox One Game Streaming and Cross-Device Multiplayer

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Microsoft hasn’t embraced PC gaming in quite a while, but today the maker of Windows and Xbox took some baby steps in the right direction.

When Windows 10 launches, it’ll feature a built-in Xbox app to unify gaming experiences across Xbox One and PCs and tablets running the new operating system. Part of this unification covers basic features like achievements, activity feeds, friends lists, game DVR, messages, and Xbox Live cross-platform multiplayer. It’ll also include game streaming.

That’s right. Windows 10 PCs and tablets will be able to stream Xbox One games over a home network. Additionally, many Xbox One accessories will be natively supported to allow for interchangeable functionality.

Just as Windows 10 is integrating with Xbox, Xbox One will update to operating on Windows 10 to complete the seamless interaction later this year.

Sometime within the next week, Microsoft will offer a free Windows 10 Tech Preview containing an early version of the Xbox app to sample.

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