You Might (One Day) Be Able To Stream PC Games To An Xbox One

You Might (One Day) Be Able To Stream PC Games To An Xbox One

Microsoft's Xbox boss Phil Spencer has told The Verge that the company is working on a way for users to be able to stream their PC games to an Xbox One console.

We knew that Windows 10 (which is out today) would let you do the opposite(Xbox One-to-PC), but PC-to-Xbox One streaming is new.

"We understand if you're going to go PC to Xbox, we need to get keyboard and mouse working completely so you could play those games," says Spencer. "In terms of where we want to go with our platform, those are absolutely in scope of things that we want to do."

There are big technical hurdles to overcome before this actually works, of course, and all Spencer is talking about are plans, not something more concrete. So this might never happen!

But if it does, it sure will be neat. Provided you've got a comfy way to use a keyboard and mouse on the couch, at least.


Comments

    Sure why not...I mean I've been able to play console games on pc since....I dunno, mid 90's?

      What do you mean by your statement?

        Emulation. Though I'm not sure of the technical side of things and how an Xbox would emulate a pc.
        However streaming is a different story I guess.

    My PC's hooked up to my TV anyway. I never really understood the whole streaming to another device thing

      It would work if you had a PC set up in a study and you could stream said PC to your lounge without having to go to the study. It could also reduce clutter.

    So awesome! If a reality...Could PS4 follow suit?

      Not possible for Microsoft to let Sony do it. Doesn't stop Sony from making their own tho.

      In theory yes, but given that Xbox uses a modified version of windows, I think it's more likely this will be a Xbox thing

    now this is good! this i want

    I dont get the point. most PC games i want to play with a keyboard and mouse whats the point of streaming them to the xbox?

      Some people don't mind the controller and would happily play turn based games like civ (with a big UI redesign) on their couch.

        I dont mind the controller at all and prefer it for some games but those ones i just get on my console. if they were going to completely re design a game to work with controller why not just release it on console?

          I guess for those people that already have it on their steam account (or ms account somehow) and don't want to have to move their comp from where it is.

      There are plenty of PC games you can play with a controller that aren't available on consoles.

        Some of them even recommend NOT using a keyboard and mouse.

    Skeptical if they do this! From a consumer pov if the streaming works well why would i ever buy a xbone game if it's available on the PC. Assuming i have decent hardware ie 2013+ (gtx680 or better) my gaming experience would probably be better than what the xbone could do.

    If i was a suit i'd want to restrict performance so the xbone play is always better and\or have an additional cost - possibly even per title. Just to make sure i'm recouping potential lost sales.

    Just a skeptic! Time will tell.

    I'd love valve partner up with sony with some sort of steam app for streaming. But again the same problems arise as mentioned above.

    i was giving xbox one to pc streaming a go last night and was really impressed with it.
    using my surface pro as an xbox one screen works brilliantly plus the small screen meant i didnt notice the resolution downgrade too much.

    i see no good reason why they cant get pc to xbox one streaming to work eventually. steam (valve) have already done it in a slightly different way and the xbox one is more than powerful enough to do it. the hardest part i think would be getting a solution on the PC side that works reliably over all hardware configurations. (maybe DX12 will help with this)

    why in the fuck wouldn't I just play it on the PC???????????????????????????

    A loophole to play SF V on my Xbox? Yes please!

    Regarding those comments around "what's the point", this is great for someone, like me, who doesn't have a gaming PC.

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