Remote Play Coming to Xbox One

Remote Play Coming to Xbox One

Microsoft announced today at their Windows 10 press conference that Xbox One will finally be getting remote play for it’s games.  Windows 10 devices, including tablets, will be able to stream Xbox One gameplay over a local WiFi network.  The setup requires a one time setup between the two devices and from that point on, games that are remote play capable will be able to be streamed to any Windows 10 device you own.  This also plays into Microsoft’s next strategy they presented at the news conference, cross play between PC and Xbox One.  The upcoming Fable game, Fable Legends, will be released on the PC and will be cross play compatible with the game on the Xbox One.  Microsoft showed off their Windows 10 Xbox app, which will be the way you stream games to your Windows 10 device of choice.

This is a big step for Microsoft and helps bring the console closer to being the complete package when it comes to a next gen console.  Previously, Nintendo’s Wii U and the PlayStation 4 (with the help of the PS Vita) were the only next gen consoles with remote play capabilities.  By allowing users to play on any Windows 10 device, Microsoft will undoubtedly be hoping to see an uptick in Windows 10 adoption when it launches later this year.  With news of the streaming ability coming to Windows 10, will you be taking part or are you content with your Xbox One games on a television?

The Windows 10 Xbox app being detailed at today's press conference

The Windows 10 Xbox app being detailed at today’s press conference

 

Xbox head Phil Spencer plays Forza Horizon 2 remotely at today's press conference

Xbox head Phil Spencer plays Forza Horizon 2 remotely at today’s press conference

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