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Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system debuts today, enabling Xbox One game streaming to PCs. While that's a neat feature for Xbox One owners, Microsoft is working on streaming PC games to Xbox One consoles too. In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, reveals the company is working on the feature. "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," explains Spencer. "In terms of where we want to go with our platform, those are absolutely in scope of things that we want to do."

The real challenge of getting PC to Xbox game streaming working is encoding games and having the right amount of bandwidth to stream them to the Xbox One. Streaming from Xbox One to Windows 10 PCs is a lot more predictable "because we know exactly what you have," says Spencer. "It's actually a little more challenging doing the encoding on the PC side to the Xbox, but challenge is good." There's no timeline on when this might arrive, but it's clearly a challenge Microsoft is willing to tackle.

It's early days for Xbox and Windows integration, but if the Xbox app is anything to go by then the future of gaming on Windows 10 is going to be interesting. "[Gamers] want to play games on the device that they want to play on. They want to play with their friends and they progress whenever they sit down," explains Spencer." Because of that, the roadmap and our focus on what's going on, Windows is incredibly strong."

http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/29/9061467/microsoft-windows-10-pc-game-streaming-to-xbox-one







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This would still need the PC to run the game right? It wouldn't allow me to take my crappy PC and magically be able to play, say, witcher 3 (pc version not xb1) would it?



Why would you stream PC games to your XBO if you have a good PC? @_@

Unless I can have my PC at home and my XBO in my cabin, and stream over Wifi (like PSv-PS4 remote play) which would be kinda neat.



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Teeqoz said:
Why would you stream PC games to your XBO if you have a good PC? @_@

Unless I can have my PC at home and my XBO in my cabin, and stream over Wifi (like PSv-PS4 remote play) which would be kinda neat.


because of that
you can stream your pc games to your big tv screen, without having to move your desktop pc

 

it will be the same like xbox streaming to pc.
works in your local network without any noticable delay or lag



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endy.G said:
Teeqoz said:
Why would you stream PC games to your XBO if you have a good PC? @_@

Unless I can have my PC at home and my XBO in my cabin, and stream over Wifi (like PSv-PS4 remote play) which would be kinda neat.


because of that
you can stream your pc games to your big tv screen, without having to move your desktop pc

 

it will be the same like xbox streaming to pc.
works in your local network without any noticable delay or lag


What I described wasn't running on a local network. What I'm wondering is if this has to be on a local network to work. If it only works on local networks I don't see much usefulness in it.



Teeqoz said:
Why would you stream PC games to your XBO if you have a good PC? @_@

Unless I can have my PC at home and my XBO in my cabin, and stream over Wifi (like PSv-PS4 remote play) which would be kinda neat.

So Xboners can play SFV. He said he was making up for it

Also, depending on how they want to deal with Steam, this could get interesting. Either they compete with Steam Machine or enable Steam streaming.







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Can see this being a neat feature for some use cases. I have my PC right next to my Xbox so if I want to play PC games on the telly I just hook up the HDMI cable and plug in the XB1 controller.

Would be good to stream over Wi-Fi though so I could take it downstairs and also make use of game DVR and screenshots etc with voice commands.

If they could integrate XBL somehow that would be neat. A dream would be XBL and Steam integration but that obviously won't happen. Being able to see Steam game invites pop up on XBL = perfection.



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Teeqoz said:
endy.G said:


because of that
you can stream your pc games to your big tv screen, without having to move your desktop pc

 

it will be the same like xbox streaming to pc.
works in your local network without any noticable delay or lag


What I described wasn't running on a local network. What I'm wondering is if this has to be on a local network to work. If it only works on local networks I don't see much usefulness in it.


you said stream over wifi

wifi is local network. unless you talk about over wifi -> over internet



endy.G said:
Teeqoz said:


What I described wasn't running on a local network. What I'm wondering is if this has to be on a local network to work. If it only works on local networks I don't see much usefulness in it.


you said stream over wifi

wifi is local network. unless you talk about over wifi -> over internet


Wifi just means your router actually. I meant it streams over the internet