It was just a matter of time, during the Madrid dotNet Conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has reportedly confirmed in front a crowd of developers that the company is working to bring Windows 10 universal apps to Xbox One.
The New Xbox One Experience (NXOE), which the company pushed last year, brought the game console operating system from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, which makes possible to run universal apps on Xbox One. However, the software giant didn’t allow developers to bring other than entertainment and social apps to the platform, but now it seems that things are about to change.
According to the Microsoft Insider enthusiast website, Satya Nadella strongly suggested that Windows 10 universal apps will be coming to Xbox One, but he didn’t offer more details on exactly when this will happen or which apps will be on the console.
In addition, it is yet to be confirmed whether Xbox One will continue with its own version of the Store or if users may have full access to the Windows 10 Store to download any compatible app from the console.
If the company moves forward, we’ll soon could be seeing apps, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mail, OneDrive — which we already know Microsoft is working on — and other apps running on Xbox One, which could really transform the console experience. Also, remember that Xbox head Phil Spencer has already mentioned that mouse and keyboard support could be a possibility.
@jeffkingston Yes, we will get this done.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 19, 2016
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