When Microsoft announced the Windows 10 OS, there were many statements from Phil Spencer, who had commented on the world of gaming with the Windows 10. According to Spencer, the Windows 10 OS is going to change the way gaming works. Console gaming too was expected to get a major push, and that has indeed happened. The latest XBOX updates have been rather positive as Phil Spencer talked about them during the Spring Showcase.
The man talked about major hardware changes that are about to come our way. Over the next few years, PC like upgrades would be possible in the console and users might need to update the device component by component.
This news was received by the users with a mixed reaction. While many believed that this is a good move as they would just have to update components rather than buying a new console for the new-age games. However, there were others who were not so happy, as they said that the reason they bought a console and not a PC for gaming was because they do not have to upgrade it time and again.
“I believe we will see more hardware innovation in the console space than we’ve ever seen,” head of Microsoft’s Xbox division Phil Spencer said at the event. “You’ll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation allowing the same games to run backward and forward compatible.”
Microsoft has also announced the following changes for the Windows 10 Xbox app and as well as the dashboard:
- Gamerscore Leaderboard in the Achievements section and Hero Stat Leaderboards in Game Hubs
- See Avatars in your Activity Feed if you’ve chosen to replace your gamerpic with your Avatar
- An updated “Featured” section spotlights games, deals, community events and more
- 16-person Party Chat is enabled across both Xbox One and the Windows 10 Xbox app
- Xbox 360 achievements will automatically post to your Activity Feed
- More interactive Game Hubs with web-linking
- Compare your Avatar with your friends’ Avatars
- Reputation interface changes, players with ‘good’ profiles will no longer feature a reputation gauge