An enhanced version of the PC game Robocraft is set to launch on Xbox One and Windows 10 next year. Robocraft Infinity will also be a part of the Play Anywhere initiative by Microsoft, allowing players to play the game on both of its platforms and transfer progress between the two seamlessly.
Halo Wars 2, which launches today on Windows 10 and Xbox One, has no competitive ranking system for its multiplayer component. Instead, players with only have the opportunity to play in social and unranked playlists online.
In a move that is becoming more and more common in online competitive multiplayer, Microsoft and The Coalition have added support for cross-play multiplayer to Gears of War 4. This gives players from both the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of the to play directly against each other for the first time.
Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed that they would be releasing an update for Minecraft. Called the “Boss Update”, it would add a variety of new content and features to the experience, chief amongst them being the ability to use a new add-on system that operates in a similar way to mod support. It is currently only available on Minecraft Pocket and the Windows 10 versions of the game.
Microsoft has officially unveiled a brand new program for their Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms known as Play Anywhere. This new feature allows gamers who own digital copies of selected titles to play them on both the console and PC at no additional cost.
There are always shocks and surprises when you upload a new operating system to a computer, or you get a new computer with a new operating system. One that gamers always look for is whether the new system will allow their games to be played seemlessly, especially if they are older games. Well, for Windows 10, it seems like almost all games can be played. However, as Microsoft’s Boris Schneider-Johne explained to Rocket Beans TV, there are some “silly exceptions”:
With the final release of Windows 10 approaching, the Xbox One is about to receive some pretty hefty upgrades thanks to the brand new operating system. We already know that you can stream any game from the console to a Windows 10 device and play by simply plugging an Xbox One controller into the streaming system but it has now become clear that Microsoft are seeking to bring their next generation console and new operating system closer together.
Truly inevitable, but still fun to see unfold, the Xbox One is getting new features via the new Operating System Windows 10. In addition, Windows 10 is getting a special Xbox One feature. For the Xbox One, game streaming will be made available through Windows 10 at launch. Anyone who has a PC or tablet with Windows 10 will be able to access their Xbox One games even when they aren’t in front of the console. As for Windows 10, the Xbox One App is getting some cool new features aside from game streaming, as Xbox Wire reveals, you’ll able to do:
Last week Phil Spencer revealed that (via PC Gamer) Microsoft would be joining the PC Gaming Show at E3, an event at the upcoming expo that will focus on developments in video games outside of consoles. He suggested that Microsoft was serious about its stated desire to integrate Xbox into Windows 10 and show more love to PC gamers than they have over the past few years. Many who prefer to play on PC have felt let down by Microsoft in the past decade, especially in regards to the release of Games For Windows Live that simply causes more problems and was discontinued in 2014.
Since most Windows owners quit using the packed in browser years ago, Microsoft feels a massive reinvention is in order. This fall along with Windows 10, they’ll finally be rolling it out. And they unveiled all the details behind their new browser today, which they are calling “Microsoft Edge.”
Microsoft has today revealed that the upcoming game Fable Legends will use a free-to-play model rather than a more traditional pricing structure in both the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions. Microtransactions will allow players to unlock hero characters and creatures to be used by the villains permanently. Otherwise, the available heroes and creatures will rotate every two weeks, leaving users unable to simply pick the same hero. The game will though allow the purchase of these items with in-game currency as well as real world money, although they have yet to reveal how much they will cost in either form.
The highlight of Microsoft’s Windows 10 conference this morning, besides the reveal that we get 10 for free, was the surprise demonstration of Microsoft’s take on the second wave of attempts at virtual reality.