During a Windows 10 event earlier today, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer announced that the upcoming Windows operating system will allow users to stream any Xbox One game to a Windows 10 PC or tablet. After a one time set up to establish communication between the compatible devices, an Xbox App will be made available, letting users stream their games across a local network. A live demo showed Forza Horizon 2 being played on a Surface tablet with a paired controller.
Much of the same functionality present on the Xbox One will be made available to the Xbox App. Communicating with friends via text or voice chat is possible, as is recording video clips of any game, Xbox or PC based. Spencer also teased the possibility of Windows 10 coming to the Xbox One – to what extent, though, it is not certain.
Upgrading to Windows 10 will remain free for one year to all devices running Windows 8, 7, and Windows Phone.