Microsoft is set to drop some big announcements at next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, especially when it comes to the Xbox One.
It’s been heavily rumored that the company will not only be announcing an Xbox One “slim” model at the event, but that a more powerful hardware upgrade, codenamed “Scorpio,” will also be unveiled. According to a new report, it looks like we can also add full Xbox One support on PC to the list of potential bomb drops at next week’s Xbox press conference.
The Verge is reporting that Microsoft will essentially be turning every PC into an Xbox One. As Kotaku originally reported a few weeks ago, the company is currently working on a secret project codenamed Helix that will enable functionality such as the ability to stream PC games to the Xbox One, among a number of other features designed to more closely integrate the Windows 10 operating system and Xbox. Now, sources familiar with the project have told The Verge that Microsoft is also trying to make it so that Xbox One games are fully playable on a PC without requiring the console itself for streaming.
Potentially, this means that the full Xbox One user interface could be integrated with desktop version of Windows 10, allowing users to experience the console’s full functionality without even having to own one. While this move might sound crazy to some, it’s actually not that surprising, as Microsoft has been making strides in trying to integrate the two platforms for over a year now and this would be a huge step in making that vision a reality.
We’ll know more once Microsoft makes formal announcements next week, so stay tuned.
(Source: The Verge)