The great news is coming from Microsoft. You’re probably familiar with its Xbox Play Anywhere initiative. Well, we’re glad to announce they went even further with the idea. Their team is currently working on some pretty great things. Within a year or so, games such as Sea of Thieves, Forza Motorsport 7, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and many other good games, will be available on Windows 10. The developers are working on games so they could make them available for Xbox and Microsoft 10 both. They’re doing their best to make it functioning well.
The goal is to offer the same experience on PS and Xbox. While many of gamers would probably have strong arguments why their chosen platform is the best, we must agree that gaming has become very universal. Most games today are multi – platform. And game developers should respect that. That is why the idea of making the games played equally good on PC and Xbox is a great one. We should hope that this idea will come to life soon. Let’s hear some more on the subject.
It’s Not an Easy Task
It may look to us like an easy job to do, but sometimes things are not going so smoothly. On the contrary, developing some games for PS is being pretty hard. Some of them are pretty complex and require very much even with lowering the demands. Some machines can’t support the necessities of more complex games. It’s not an easy task to make it play the same on both platforms.
Kevin Unangst, the senior director for PC gaming at Xbox said:
“We look at things like DOTA and League of Legends, and there’s a fairly mainstream PC that the vast majority of audiences play on,” Unangst explained. “It’s [an Intel Core i5] machine. We’re seeing movement toward discrete GPUs, but [gamers] even play on integrated graphics cards.”
Microsoft says that their goal is to respect every gamer and every PC while preserving what makes a PS special. Sometimes there isn’t just one general solution and a single answer.
That’s certainly good news for those gamers who are playing on PC with less stronger hardware. On the other hand, it doesn’t mean that Microsoft neglected those who can afford more powerful PC. Regarding that subject, Kevin Unangst said:
“You want to throw in dual GPUs, we’ll take advantage of it.”
That looks like a pretty good deal to us. Those with better machines will be able to use its abilities to go further.
Some of the games are even PS exclusives. That’s the case with the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. This special game won’t have its Xbox equal. That means only PC gamers will be able to play it. That’s certainly an interesting choice.
We are definitely looking forward to seeing this idea alive. We can just hope for the best and be patient until Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves come out.