Microsoft has been inching toward a greater and greater combination with the Windows 10 platform and today they announced a slew of new and upcoming games that will be coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One. Not only that, but Microsoft reiterated their commitment to creating great games as well as not being as restrictive with where gamers can play them.
Titles that were confirmed to be coming to both Xbox One and Windows 10 this coming spring were games such as Quantum Break, Dark Souls III, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, the Porsche expansion pack for Forza Motorsport 6, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Pit People, Below, Killer Instinct: Season 3, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, The Division and others.
For those who aren’t aware, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will be a free experience that has been tailored for Windows 10. The game will include features like Drivatar, Forzavista and it’ll sport up to 4K resolution for PC gamers who can run a game at such a resolution.
Tom Clancy’s The Division will finally be releasing next Tuesday and fans who reside on the Xbox One side of things can rejoice in new content coming first on Xbox One. Ubisoft has announced a trio of major expansion packs for the game and players will be able to access them before gamers on other platforms will.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has hit the Windows 10 platform today and our review is up for those who wish to see how the game plays on PC. Microsoft also revealed several new features that will be coming soon to both Xbox One and Windows 10’s Xbox app. Those things include the following, as stated by Microsoft:
- 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
Microsoft went onto tease exciting reveals and announcements for the upcoming gaming trade show E3 2016. The event will take place from June 14 through June 16. Xbox One boss Phil Spencer spoke about the mission for Xbox and their newfound emphasis on Windows 10.
“At Xbox we believe gamers should be able to play the games they want, with the people they want, on the devices they want. Making more of our popular games available for gamers to play on either Xbox One or Windows 10, each powered by Xbox Live, is another important step towards this vision. We are committed to delivering amazing gaming experiences for gamers who play on consoles, PCs or both,” Spencer said.