Xbox One Games Will Stream To PCs With Microsofts Windows 10


May 4, 2013
When Microsoft announced it had big plans for PC gaming at its Windows 10 press event, we have to admit we weren’t daydreaming of streaming an Xbox One to PC. Well, that’s exactly what they’ve done, so if you’ve got an Xbox One kicking about you’ll be able to stream any title directly to your PC at full 1080p resolution and 60 frames-per-second.

Of course that’s just Microsoft’s marketing spiel; sure the stream might be rendered at that, but the actual source is going to vary depending on the resolution and FPS of any particular game played on an Xbox One.

It will really largely depend on the scenario to which someone is trying to play,” Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in an interview. “But we want to make sure that we can get the optimal experience.

During the demonstration the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, took us through a session where he pulled up the Xbox app on his Surface Tablet. The app showed all of the titles installed on the Xbox One and allowed him to pick any game he wanted and begin playing it with an Xbox One controller. Selecting the "Stream from Xbox One" option he then began playing Forza Horizon 2 live on stage.

It all comes as part of the Xbox Live app will be supported in Windows 10. From here you’ll have access to all of the social niceties Xbox users get, including integrated friends lists and access to achievements.

Source: Phil Spencer Unveils New Experiences for Xbox One and Windows 10 Gamers