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Report: Xbox One will be able to run Windows 8 apps
Posted: 01.07.2013 17:42 by Comments: 3
It seems that the Xbox One will be able to run Windows 8 apps, if what Microsoft VP Steve Guggenheimer is hinting at is true.

According to Guggenheimer at last weeks' Build conference, "Xbox One has two engines, it's got a gaming engine and it essentially has a Windows 8 engine," said Guggenheimer, who then showed off a simple web application running on Xbox One.

"Nothing to announce today, but when I talk about that common core you're seeing that common core in action, being able to target other devices devices over time that run the Windows 8 engine," he stated.

Will Windows 8 apps and games be freely portable on the Xbox One? While the Xbox One couldn't handle extremely resource-intensive PC games, what about indie games and gamer apps? Would this lead to cross-platform play between PC and Xbox One?

Stay tuned.
Source: Desctuctoid

Comments

By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 01, 2013
danfreeman
Well if this is true we SHOULD be able to get anything on the xbone working properly on pc though knowing M$ they`ll be dicks about it,either saying this is gonna be a console exclusive or dragging the port around until it`s a mess.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 01, 2013
JonahFalcon
It's more for apps and small indie games.
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Jul 02, 2013
Hammerjinx
"XBox! Cry softly for me!"