Xbox One

Your next PC could be a console: The Xbox One points to the convergence

The dream of this convergence that Microsoft promised us with Windows 10 still slowly coming true. First came the smartphones based on Windows 10 that could become our PC although the result so far not spectacular – and now is the turn of the Xbox One, that this summer will receive an update that will allow us to use it (almost) as a PC.

In the “Anniversary Update” will arrive this summer to the console and also to PCs and notebooks based on Windows 10 will integrate many important innovations that make the Xbox One can function as a PC when needed. This will include support for keyboard and mouse and universal applications: can you imagine using Office directly on the console? Or playing Dota 2 mouse and keyboard connected to the console, and not a traditional PC? Continue Reading

Xbox One

Microsoft, do not want an Xbox One upgradeable

These days Microsoft has told us many things. For example, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is now available for Windows 10, but so will other titles such as ‘Forza Motorsport 6: Apex’ or ‘Quantum Break’. The idea: to unify its gaming platform for PC users with Windows 10 and Xbox One can share experiences.

One of the potential consequences, indicated in an interview Phil Spencer, is in the apparent intention of Microsoft to make the Xbox One ends up with an upgradeable hardware. It is unclear how they want to raise this revolution, but there are strong arguments to make him see that an updatable console Microsoft does not have as many advantages as we want to see.

A universal platform to rule them all

I recently debated in Ars Technica, which highlighted how Microsoft seems to have returned to take into account the PC for the segment of video games, which surprisingly had not done so too clear for years. The PC was for other things, seemed to want to say, if you want to play, do it on the Xbox One. Continue Reading