Microsoft is looking at PC-to-Xbox One streaming

Ever since Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would support streaming Xbox One games to PC, we’ve all been demanding answers as to if we can stream PC games to Xbox One. After all, that’s the more useful application, right? Microsoft have always said it was something they’d look at, but talking to The Verge head of Xbox Phil Spencer has said that PC streaming is seriously “ in scope of things that we want to do."

It’s all a case of hardware apparently. "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."

Not only is there the issue of input control, but also the vast variation of hardware configurations. Whilst streaming from Xbox One is easy because the hardware is predictable, “It's actually a little more challenging doing the encoding on the PC side to the Xbox,” says Spencer. “But challenge is good."

So while we don’t quite have any true confirmation that the feature is coming to Windows 10, it is at least great to hear that Microsoft are seriously looking at how it can be done.

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I am so excited for this. I have recently got into pc gaming pretty heavily and I haven't been playing my xb1.


Shame, just sold my xbox one


Pretty cool i guess but i wont use it


I can't wait for this. It looks like fun.


Teezla Whats the point in this. Just play it on PC.

So you can play your PC games on a couch and a TV, I have my PC connected directly to my TV and I use a controller for platformer and racing games where a controller is better than a keyboard. This is just a way to do the same thing if you PC is in a different room.


Dont see why people are saying theres no point in it, if they actually understood it they'd see why microsoft are wanting to add this.


This is nice but I don't get the point of it ?


It's cool and all, but honestly it's pretty pointless.


I'm looking forward to getting an xbox one in a few days