Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 5 March 2015 15:03 GMT

With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC.

Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream Xbox One games to a user’s PC or tablet via a network other than their home network.

This would allow Xbox One owners to log into Xbox Live and stream their games over a wired or wireless network while they were out of town.

Also, the streaming option only works on one device at one time via a local network.

Polygon noted there weren’t any issues with lag when it tried the streaming functionality at GDC, however, Sunset Overdrive was being streamed to a tablet on a wired network.

Ybarra said this was due to wireless connections not being reliable at such a large convention, which anyone who has ever tried to get online at GDC during a live blog can attest.

Microsoft revealed more details on the Windows 10 and Xbox One streaming service yesterday, and also discussed cross-buy and cross-play options among other features.

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