Microsoft has renewed its efforts on PC gaming, and they did so not by introducing a “Games for Windows Live” successor, but by effectively bringing the Xbox to the PC. As part of the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft included an all-new Xbox app with massive improvements over the previous iteration.
Gamers can now get to their profile, messages, activity feed, friends lists and a lot more right in the new app, and while the app doesn’t support this yet, Microsoft will add in support for game streaming. This will allow gamers to stream to and play their Xbox games on their PC’s and tablets. The app will soon also support in game recording so gamers can record epic moments in gameplay and quickly share those clips with their friends.
Microsoft’s Larry Hryb – aka Major Nelson – recently sat down with Richard Irving from the Xbox engineering team to go through some of the new features of the new Xbox app that’s included in the Windows 10 JTP (build 9926), you can watch that video above.