While I think that windows 10 needs a rebranding as WinX, its package of Dx12 and seamless streaming of Xbox is mouthwatering. Plus Microsoft is going to release an adapter to use the Xbox One controller wirelessly with your PC.
Other than above-mentioned goodness which is on the way in 2015, what makes me happy is the fact that I might see a subtle harmony between a console, a pc & a Augmented Reality (Microsoft Hololens).
During 2015 If Microsoft starts to syncs all 3 devices (PC, Xbox, Hololens) in such a seamless way that our boundaries of each hardware start to fade then it will be an achievement. Because I see a great potential in turning this trio into an irresistible service offering rather than each serving as separate hardware.
Plus I’d like my PC to stream to MS Hololens, so I can start playing Dota2 in Augmented Reality & cast spells with cool custom hand gestures or may be use wireless controller. So that’s that. ;D
Xbox head Phil Spencer is at GDC today to give a talk on the future of gaming and game development on the Windows and Xbox platforms.
It’s an interesting time for Microsoft’s gaming division. Windows 10 will bring unprecedented integration with the Xbox platform, letting you stream games running on Xbox One hardware to any PC. Meanwhile. the Xbox One is currently in second place in the current generation of consoles, though slashed prices seemed to boost demand toward the end of 2014. And with HoloLens on the way, Microsoft might become an early power-player in the VR/AR gaming ecosystem.
We’re here at the talk, and will update this post as Spencer provides interesting tidbits.