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ID@Xbox expands with Windows 10 to phone, tablet, PC, and HoloLens

Microsoft has been looking at different ways to expand its ID@Xbox program to other platforms and with the onset of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, the company can now focus on doing just that.

According to VRFocus, Microsoft plans to bring ID@Xbox to Windows 10,Windows 10 Mobile and HoloLens, with their shared APIs as part of the Universal Windows platform enabling developers to enjoy one parallel code.

In fact, Microsoft suggests that some titles may need no modification and that features on a device such as vibrate or controller support will simply be ignored automatically on another device that does not include them.

As noted by VRFocus, the shared library and coding language will undoubtedly see third-party support for the HoloLens head-mounted display (HMD) arrive much quicker than were it to require it’s own unique middleware, the feature set of the HoloLens will still set it apart from Xbox One, Windows 10 and Windows Phones.

With Windows 10 being adopted by millions of consumers already, Microsoft hopes it will be able to court developers in releasing their work on mobile and VR and finally close the dreaded “app gap” for good.


Josh Robert Nay

Author: Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower and the Editor in Chief of Pocket And PC. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing and is also an aspiring violinist.

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