Windows 10 Coming To Xbox One

May 3rd, 2015 | by

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be coming to the Xbox One, the new HoloLens, and other mobile devices. This means that the company is bringing a united platform for all their devices.

The release will be apart of a phased rollout for Windows 10 that will start with PCs this summer, followed by mobile devices. Windows 10 for Xbox One and other devices will come sometime later in 2015.

While it may seem odd for a PC operating system to be coming to a gaming console, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has assured fans that when Windows 10 comes to Xbox One, the update won’t change the console into an enterprise-centric device.

“We won’t see people using Excel on the Xbox, but Microsoft is making it easier to port experiences from PC over to Xbox where they make sense,” Spencer said at the time.

Members of the Xbox One Preview Program will get a first look at the new Windows 10 integration. On Twitter, Spencer said that Preview Program members will be able to test out the upgrade “at least” a month before the general public.

The update will give Xbox One owners the power to stream their games to Windows 10 PCs along with cross-platform play being an easier option to implement for game developers. Windows 10 is set to release this summer, with the update launching for Xbox One sometime later this year.

Source: Thurrott, GameSpot