Ever since Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would support streaming Xbox One games to PC, we’ve all been demanding answers as to if we can stream PC games to Xbox One. After all, that’s the more useful application, right? Microsoft have always said it was something they’d look at, but talking to The Verge head of Xbox Phil Spencer has said that PC streaming is seriously “ in scope of things that we want to do.”
It’s all a case of hardware apparently. “We understand if you’re going to go PC to Xbox, we need to get keyboard and mouse working completely so you could play those games,” explains Spencer. “In terms of where we want to go with our platform, those are absolutely in scope of things that we want to do.”
Not only is there the issue of input control, but also the vast variation of hardware configurations. Whilst streaming from Xbox One is easy because the hardware is predictable, “It’s actually a little more challenging doing the encoding on the PC side to the Xbox,” says Spencer. “But challenge is good.”
So while we don’t quite have any true confirmation that the feature is coming to Windows 10, it is at least great to hear that Microsoft are seriously looking at how it can be done.