If you’re still on the fence about whether or not Windows 10 is right for you, Microsoft may be able to help you there, thanks to a new video the company posted that highlights some of the truly awesome features of Windows 10 that relate to Xbox gaming on the PC. These features incldue:
- Xbox Live on Windows 10
Xbox Live comes to Windows 10 via the integrated Xbox app. You can start a whole new chapter in your gaming life, build a new army of gaming friends and kick off your gaming legacy. Oh, and Xbox Live membership on Windows 10 is free. If you’re an Xbox Live member already, all your friends and Xbox Live activities come with you to Windows 10. See what your friends are up to, view your gaming legacy and continue to build your Gamerscore through the Achievements you earn in-game, watch and share the epic game clips you’ve created on Xbox One or Windows 10, message and chat with friends via cross-device parties, and view your entire game collection.
- DirectX 12 Brings Amazing Graphics
DirectX 12 technology unlocks the full capability of your PC’s graphics card to give you superior visuals with a higher level of realism. Because DirectX 12 is built into Windows 10, you can experience the stunning quality of DX 12 graphics, even on existing systems when you upgrade to Windows 10. ** Games created for DirectX 12, like Fable Legends, will look downright amazing. Windows 10 also gives your PC optimal CPU and GPU output when gaming, which is sweet, too. This means that when you’re playing in full screen, your PC is putting more resources into everything that makes your game run smoother and look better.
- Capture Your Greatest Gaming Moments
With Game DVR, you can capture your best moves for any game that you’re playing (hear that Solitaire fans?!) quickly, easily and without leaving your game, simply by pressing the Windows and G keys. You can then use the Xbox app – where all your gaming activities come together – to edit and share your recorded clips with your friends. Your Game DVR clips can be saved to a folder on your PC, from which you can share your recorded clips to your social channels like Facebook and YouTube.
- Cross-device Gameplay
People play games on different devices today, so we made Windows 10 play with people on different devices, too. The cross-device barriers are down – starting soon, you’ll be able to play select games with or against your friends across Windows 10 and Xbox One.** Because Xbox Live reaches Windows 10 PCs, phones, tablets, and Xbox consoles, you have more options for people to play with or against. You can also start playing a game on your PC and continue later on your Xbox. Or you and your friends can team up on your PCs and pound someone playing on the console.
- Xbox One to Windows 10 PC Game Streaming
Here’s one for people that also play on Xbox One. Now, you can stream games from your Xbox One to a Windows 10 PC, laptop, or tablet anywhere in your home.** Best of all, with support for the Xbox controller1 built right in to Windows 10, you’ll get a consistent gameplay experience no matter what device you’re playing on. You’ll even be able to stream your backwards compatible Xbox 360 games from your Xbox One!
There’s only one week to go until the launch of Windows 10. Are you ready?