XBLA Fans may not seem the proper venue for a bit of PC gaming news, but Microsoft has given us reason to talk about that other platform it’s known for. And it’s probably going to give us even more reasons to do so at this year’s E3.
Most Xbox fans are already aware that Microsoft is set to make its annual E3 media briefing on Monday, June 15 at 9:30 AM PDT, during which time the console holder will show off its console gaming plans for the second half of 2015 and beyond. But that won’t be the only media briefing Microsoft will take part in this E3. Microsoft will also make an appearance at the first ever PC Gaming Show, which starts on Tuesday, June 16 at 5 PM EST.
Microsoft has joined chip maker AMD in co-sponsoring the event being put on by the folks over at PC Gamer. Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer will be joined by some game developers to share Microsoft’s plans for spelling Xbox as Windows 10.
In a prepared statement, Spencer described Windows 10 as “the best operating system we’ve ever created for gamers on PCs.” Continuing, he issued a reminder that Xbox One features like Xbox Live and the Game DVR app will be a part of Windows 10, which is scheduled to launch on July 29.
Microsoft has previously announced that Windows 10 devices will be able to stream Xbox games, and that Windows 10 players will have full access to their Xbox Live friends list, Achievements and cross-platform play. Also previously announced was that DirectX 12 will give Xbox games a graphical boost when played on Windows 10.
XBLA Fans will be in attendance for both the Microsoft press conference and the PC Gaming show will be bringing you all the ID@Xbox and Xbox Live-related news.