Previously, the Windows operating system was only available through certain Microsoft-powered devices, including Windows Phone and various models of laptops. However, with Windows 10, the big M is looking to expand services even further – to its newest game console.

The company has confirmed that Windows 10 will debut on Xbox One sometime next year, enabling developers to bring various applications and games from Windows Phone and PC to the console with barely any sort of conversion error. The company stated that “Windows 10 will run across an incredibly broad set of devices,” including portables and larger screens. In addition, it will be “primarily use (a) controller/gesture” interface, meaning users of the system’s Kinect device will be able to interact with select programs.

In addition, Windows 10 will also provide a huge visual push behind DirectX 12 technology, and the ability to play such games on an Xbox One could broaden the experiences available for it, including popular PC favorites.

Said Microsoft about the DirectX 12 implementation, “We especially encourage gamers to help us make this release great for you by becoming Windows Insiders. Game developers who are part of our DirectX 12 Early Access program have even more incentive to join the Windows Insider program. These game developers will receive everything they need to kickstart their DX12 development, including: updated runtime, API headers, drivers, documentation, and samples, all of which will work with the Windows 10 Technical Preview.”

Although not every mobile or PC program will make it onto the Xbox One, developers have potential galore to rework their applications so that, to some effect, they can reach out to a new audience. Microsoft is “delivering one application platform for our developers. Whether you’re building a game or a line of business application, there will be one way to write a universal app that targets the entire family,” although that’s up to the developers.

“Strategically, Windows 10 is the right move for Microsoft. It plays on their strengths. They’ve got a lot of talent when it comes to building operating systems, and this move allows them to focus that talent and build one product instead of several,” Kleynhans said. “This allows them to build an excellent operating system all the way through, that runs on any kind of device,” the company concluded.

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Source: IB Times, WP Central