Phil Spencer Microsoft’s Xbox boss disclosed information to The Verge that they are working on a way to stream PC games through the Xbox One Console.
With the debut of Microsoft’s Windows 10 which was released today, users can play their video games from their Xbox One-to-their PC, just not the other way around.
“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.” Because of the complexity of the encoding process from the PC to the Xbox things according to Spencer are more difficult but a lot easier from Xbox to PC “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.
Don’t get your hopes up, but at least you now know Microsoft is doing their best to give you another way to access your favorite games using Windows, its just not guaranteed.
Another viable option will be soon available. In November of this year Valve is launching its own living room streaming gaming console the “Steam Machine.” Valve saying that the “Steam Machine” will be priced the same as other consoles just with higher performance. This looks like you’ll get more bang for your buck so make sure you check it out.