Microsoft, when they announced their latest Operating System, the arrival of Windows 10 back in the September of 2014, had said that the arrival of Windows 10 is all set to bring major changes to the way the markets of technology work. The company had announced that with the arrival of Windows 10, the company is now aiming at a greater cross-platform experience. They have now indicated that the Windows 10 Store will be merged with the XBOX one store, and that cross platform app support and gaming would soon be a reality as announced earlier.
At the Game Developers Conference (GDC), XBOX chief Phil Spencer has informed the gamers that the windows 10 store and the XBOX One store would soon be merged together. Satya Nadella too, had been focusing on the universal nature of apps. The primary vision of the company was towards building such a common platform for developers that app built for one windows 10 device should work on all windows 10 compatible devices.
Microsoft’s efforts are now towards making the XBOX One more windows compatible than ever before. Microsoft has now opened the XBOX One app store for the developers to build apps as well as games for the XBOX One.
The biggest question that remains is that it would be interesting to see how two extremely different UI’s would be able to run the same applications. While smartphones have a touchscreen interface, computers have keyboards and mouse, the consoles have a remote. It would be rather interesting to know how Microsoft intends on battling this barrier of user input.
The XBOX One finally seems to be getting some direction towards merging with the Windows 10 platform. However, as of now these plans sound rather interesting and it does look like Microsoft is heading forward towards a future which is going to be much more interesting than anyone would have ever believed for Microsoft to achieve based on their disastrous recent runs with the Windows 8 OS and the Microsoft Mobiles division.