Xbox One Getting Windows 10 Universal Apps


Satya Nadella reportedly made the confirmation in response to questions at the Madrid dotNet Conference, at which thousands of developers were in attendance.

Nadella announced the news, but he didn’t say exactly when, where, or which apps would live on the Xbox One. It has not been confirmed whether the console will get its own version of the Windows 10 Store or if apps will be added to the existing store’s app section.

Beyond some fan favorite third-party Windows 10 apps like Readit, Baconit, Tweetium etc. It opens up the possibility of accessing Office Mobile, and other light computing apps via your console. Xbox head Phil Spencer recently re-confirmed that Microsoft is working on bringing mouse support to the Xbox One, which would further the usability of UWAs like Word and Excel although Edge for Xbox One functions fairly well while using your Xbox controller joystick as a cursor.

The Windows 10 personal assistant, Cortana, made its way to Xbox One with last year’s NXOE update.

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