“Remember what life used to be like before Windows 10?”
Microsoft hopes the forthcoming operating system will change the life of its users, especially Xbox One owners. On Wednesday during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, head of Xbox Phil Spencer discussed Windows 10 and its ability to deliver a “unified platform for video games across the full spectrum of devices.”
Spencer hopes the operating system will transform the way fans play video games. Windows 10 will allow players to stream games to their personal computers, engage in multiplayer modes across more than one platform, capture, edit and shard video clips and more.
“This is the first time that all of Xbox’s efforts will show up with a single unified voice and vision for what we want to do in the games industry,” he explained, criticizing the separation of popular devices like mobile phones, consoles and tablets.
"Today the worlds of home consoles, mobile and so on are segmented,” he said. “We want to unify by allowing people to play their games on any device that they own.”
Spencer added that soon, players will be able to store game data and information across all of their Windows devices.
He also said that Microsoft will be incorporating the Xbox Live SDK (software development kit) into Windows 10.
“We think it's critical that these user-bases stay connected, regardless of the device they’re playing on,” he said. “Ensuring Xbox live is accessible to all games, regardless of their scope and size, is crucial.”
Spencer explained that Microsoft’s goal is to make it incredibly easy to create a single game that operates across multiple devices, and that developers were excited about the opportunity.
“Developers that had maybe looked at the console ecosystem and decided it wasn’t right for them, will now be able to incorporate console into their PC title plans,” Spencer added.