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Microsoft says Windows 10 PC game streaming to Xbox One is in development

Xbox One owners can already stream console games to their Windows 10 PCs - a feature that looks set to win the new OS quite a few fans as it gradually rolls out to millions of users around the world today. However, the ability to stream PC games back to the console isn't yet available - but Microsoft is working on it.

In an interview with The Verge, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said that the feature is in development, explaining:

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. In terms of where we want to go with our platform, those are absolutely in scope of things that we want to do.

Keyboard and mouse support will also be essential for the new Windows 10 beta that will make its way to the Xbox One later this year.

Spencer said that streaming to the PC is easier "because we know exactly what you have", referring to the standardized hardware of the console. He added: "It's actually a little more challenging doing the encoding on the PC side to the Xbox, but challenge is good."

Given that work is ongoing to try to bring this feature to Xbox One owners with Windows 10 PCs, it's likely that development is still at a relatively early stage. Spencer didn't give any indication of when PC-to-Xbone streaming will arrive, but it sounds like it probably won't be anytime soon.

Source: The Verge

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