Windows 10 Universal Apps are heading to Xbox One soon, according to Satya Nadella.
Since the release of the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE) last November, Microsoft’s latest console has been running a modified version of their Windows 10 operating system. In a similar fashion to their Windows 10 mobile operating system this will eventually allow “universal apps” to work across devices.
Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, reportedly announced the news at a developer event in Madrid. Although no date or list of apps have been specified, it is likely that Microsoft’s Office applications would be an interesting candidate, along with a whole range of casual Windows 10 games such as Age of Empires: Castle Siege and Asphalt 8: Airborn.
While some titles such as Asphalt already have Xbox controller support, other titles and applications may require the use of a keyboard and mouse. Luckily this has already been discussed by head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, when NXOE originally released. While certainly not confirmation, it does at least show that Microsoft are thinking of the possibility to expand the Xbox One beyond it’s gaming routes.