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Microsoft Announces Xbox App For Windows 10 With Game DVR, Xbox One Game Streaming

by Mike Futter on Jan 21, 2015 at 06:24 AM

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox took the stage at the Windows 10 briefing to show of how gaming will work in the new operating system. At the center of it all is the Xbox App on every Windows PC running the new OS.

The Xbox app will organize your games, show your friends’ activities, and view and share recorded clips. The game DVR feature that is present on the Xbox One will also appear in the app.

Like on Xbox One, you can rapidly capture the last 30 seconds of gameplay. You can adjust start and end point and share to Xbox Live and other social networks.

Direct X12 was also discussed, with enhancements over its predecessor, including better power management. Some games, like Fable Legends (announced for PC today) will also offer cross-platform play and achievements.

Spencer also announced that Xbox One titles will be able to stream to any Windows 10 device later this year. This includes laptops and tablets, with the ability to turn the system on and off right from the remote devices.