When it comes to PC games, Microsoft is not a well-known company. Steam, a popular game service hub, is much more popular than the aforementioned company.
Well, Microsoft is about to change that with its upcoming Xbox One update. The new Xbox One update promises to deliver promising features and it hopes to include the PC as well.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is aiming to have a seamless integration between its flagship game console and its flagship operating system.
So, what is the update all about? Well, there are new features that will surely entice you, and the preview build will be available this week.
Cortana can be commanded to do your bidding by using voice commands. You will have to plug in a headset with a microphone to perform this.
If you want to seek the help of Cortana, all you have to say is “Hey Cortana” and then the command you wish for it to execute.
For example, you could say, “Hey Cortana, show me my last kill on Halo 5”. Cortana will then search your game console library for the last footage of your Halo 5 kill.
Microsoft says that Cortana will probably be buggy at first but they will continually improve the AI in future updates.
Another huge feature of this upcoming update is the gaming library overhaul and a better Xbox One store interface.
Before, seeking the games that you want in your library can be cumbersome and time-consuming. But with the upcoming update, your downloaded games are now more prominent and it will be easier for you to install the game than ever before.
Furthermore, the Xbox One store is going to be better with the update. For one, prices will be available on screen and two, the information pertinent to the game you’re browsing will be made available to you.
Suppose you browse for Destiny, the popular First person shooter in the game console. Once you find the game, you will be greeted with the information about the base game and it will also list all of the available DLCs you can purchase and install as well.
This is a huge one since a lot of games now go for downloadable content for future updates than releasing another huge game.
And lastly, what’s in it for PC gamers? Well, as previously mentioned, Microsoft aims to bridge the gap between the PC and the Xbox One and they are going to do that with the upcoming update.
Do you remember Xbox Live? It is a popular feature on the game console where you can see game streams here and there. Well, that popular feature will now be available on Windows 10 PCs.
This means that every PC game will now be an Xbox Live game in that you are now allowed to stream content to and from your Windows PC and or Xbox One game console.
Apart from that, Microsoft also aims to deliver some quality of life improvements for the PC and the game console as well in the coming substantial updates.
This massive update will be released this summer and if you want to test the new features out, you can sign up for the preview build on Microsoft’s website.