Microsoft are working hard at Windows 10 features, and they’re definitely keeping their gaming audience in mind during the process. They have announced an update set to come out early next year that will possess three new features tailor-made for Xbox Live players.
Microsoft reps unveiled some new features for Windows 10 dubbed the “Creators Update”, which should arrive in early 2017 with, features that will let folks create and share content in new ways. The update will also include some tweaks particularly for gamers, their purpose being to offer “more ways to connect, compete and play together” than ever before through Xbox Live. Microsoft has been putting up a stern effort to make their gaming presence more focused on PC, and these three updates seemingly attest to that.
- Beam Integration on both the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC
Beam will make streaming and interactions easier than ever for players on either Microsoft platform. In other words, if you want to watch players or show the world your own silky skills, through Beam you can stream directly from your platform and will have no need of third-party apps or any additional equipment.
- Arena on Xbox Live
Something we’ve already heard about for the Xbox One and will now feature on Windows as well, basically a brand new and very easy way to create, play in and make a name for yourself through online tournaments. Whether it’s Call of Duty , SMITE, Overwatch or Forza, you can participate more freely and under one roof, straight from your console or PC.
- Bitstream audio pass-through for Xbox One
This will bring Dolby Atmos support to Microsoft platforms with the Blu-ray player. Great news for all you audiophile’s out there.
Don’t start jumping around just yet as none of these updates are set to go live until early 2017, although it is good to see Microsoft looking to deliver on their plans to beef up the Xbox/PC connection, with features like these sure to narrow the gap.
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