3 Game Changing Technologies For Xbox One That Microsoft Can Showcase At Windows 10 Event

Can Microsoft bring out the big guns at the Windows 10 event?

Posted By | On 20th, Jan. 2015 Under Article, Feature | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


With only a few hours to ago before the Windows 10 event kicks in there is a lot of speculation regarding possible announcements that Microsoft could make with regards to its current generation console, the Xbox One. Given that the event will mostly focus on Windows 10 and its surrounding technology, we are not expecting any new games to be announced.

However, we are expecting that Microsoft will showcase demonstration and reveal new information on upcoming technologies that will have an impact on both PC and Xbox One.  So here is what we think Microsoft could be showing off at the event.

The Cloud:

It’s been a while since Microsoft have shown or even talked about the cloud. Prior to the launch of Xbox One, Microsoft hyped up the potential of the cloud by claiming that it can improve the console’s performance by multiple times. During last year’s Microsoft Build event, the company showcased [see video above] how cloud could enhance physics effects without taking frame rate hits. Given that this is easily Microsoft’s biggest event of the year, another demonstration of the cloud could go a long way in proving that the cloud is not a myth.

DirectX 12:

The next generation of graphics API from Microsoft, DirectX 12 has a ton of potential. Microsoft will be reportedly showing off its integration with the Windows 10 platform. GamingBolt has spoken to a lot of developers in the past regarding how DX12 could help change the scene of PC and Xbox One games development and much of the response has been positive. DX12 is a game changer and it could potentially bring CGI visuals on Xbox One.

We have already seen implementations of DX12 in several demonstrations such as Forza Motorsport 5 and Futuremark Benchmark (see video above), and there is no doubt that the CPU overhead is reduced by several percentages. Let us hope that Microsoft will be talking about it even more during the Windows 10 event.

Cross Platform Interaction between Xbox One and Windows 10 Platforms:

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It is possible that Microsoft may unleash cross platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms. Recently, Phil Spencer stated that the Windows 10 event will make Xbox One and PC gamers happy so what better way to make them happy by launching Xbox Live on PC. Microsoft can even go ahead and learn a few things from their competitors such as Cross Buy. Although this may not work for all games out there but it could certainly work for old games or may be even indie games.

Last month Sony closed out 2014 with a bang by announcing some major games at the PlayStation Experience. The Windows 10 event can have similar benefits for the Xbox One. Granted that the event is not exclusive to games, but we are expecting that enough gaming information will be released to make Xbox One owners really happy.

What are your expectations from the event? Let us know in the comments section below.


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  • rodney patrick

    Sony closed out the year with a bang……LMFAO

    • Starman

      They did go out with a bang ……. “In the foot that is”

  • Psionicinversion

    we dont want xbox live on the f’ing PC, can keep that sh..t away from us

    • Obi Alfred

      You don’t speak for PC Gamers. I for one would be glad to have Xbox Live on PC. Especially with controller support throught the OS.

    • Psionicinversion

      youve got controller support, plug a xbox controller in download the drivers and your away to go….

    • Obi Alfred

      THROUGH THE OS. A UI that allow you to navigate with a controller. Also apps like Netflix working with controllers are needed.

    • Psionicinversion

      in fact here it is so you dont even have to look

      360 drivers http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-gb/d/xbox-360-controller-for-windows

      X1 drivers http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/accessories/controller-pc-compatibility

      oh or you navigating using your controller… yeah thats never going happen. Live isnt the Xbox UI and that wont happen on PC

    • Starman

      All he has to do is plug it in , don’t need all of that , remember , it’s still MS Windows … i never had to do that with Xbox controllers … only Sony controller, and it didn’t even work ..and the DS4 is crap on the pc .. all the function don’t work…

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah i was going try DS4tool but then i couldnt be bothered. Well the controller drivers arent in the OS as standard but if you have windows update set to automatic then yeah i think it does but either way it still works

    • Obi Alfred

      It will happen. Windows 10 developers took my feedback and are letting the UI team know.

    • Psionicinversion

      They do an app maybe integrate with the Xbox app and have a big picture mode like in steam and like windows media center have it start up on windows start so it boots straight into big picture mode. You won’t be able to navigate the entire OS with it though I doubt but if you just want game and stuff should be easily done

    • Kidd

      Ms even made a wireless adapter for controller support for windows 10 pc!!

    • Psionicinversion

      well theyve not released it yet

    • Starman

      The only poison in the industry is Sony and it’s little flunkies (FANBOYS)
      And Sony wouldn’t be as bad , if it can do away with small minded ppl ,like yourself.

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah and how soon do you expect MS to want to charge us for something, if its just linking in stuff like on WP its fine. I bet if they introduce cross platform play through xbox live, well have to pay for it

    • Starman

      Not likely , even if they tac on an extra $20 a yr it will still be better than that PS-NOW expensive crap …$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

      And if pc gamer,s had to pay for a yr of Xbox live, to play a bunch of great games then I have another platform …

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah MS isnt going to give you the entire catalogue of games just for a Live subscription it will cost more than that. maybe theyll do $10 or 15 a month

    • Starman

      Not those kind of price bro … lol they’re not thirsty like the other guys….lol

    • Psionicinversion

      its more complex than that they have to hold virtual machines running 360’s depends on many users 1 VM can service per server so the amount of servers can ramp up pretty quickly and cost alot more than just a server that hosts a multiplayer game. so $10 is probably quite fair. you probably pay that much for a netflix subscription

      Yeah sony sucks tbh, i got a PS4 and it sucks… i think AC Unity is probably the best looking new game that ive seen so far and im only running it on high on PC.

      I wonder how mnay of them stupid $1200 mp3 players there planning to sell hahah thatll save the company…. heart in the long term as they collapse faster

    • Starman

      For one , let me stop you with the whole 360 thing , he only mentioned .XB1

    • Starman

      When things like this happens , they never release the whole catalogue , you’re going to the extreme now …. EA did it for $29 a year , and you think MS can’t ..c’mon bro.

    • Psionicinversion

      theres hardly alot of titles on there, like 3 come on and its games no one wants to play that much. If you wanted BF4 youd have it already also its designed to trick you into buying the DLC on that game which i think is full price or a bit less with the discount but BF premium is still full price

    • john smith

      Look it won’t effect anything you do if you don’t like it don’t use it same as Steam.

  • Glass

    Da cloud!

    • rodney patrick

      Stfu

    • Glass

      Not trolling, you’ll see why I said that after the event. Cheers mate!


 

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