Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Xbox Live and ID@Xbox indie games coming to HoloLens

Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Microsoft's promise of unifying its disparate platforms with Windows 10 has even more going for it with some surprise announcements ahead of this week's Gamescom show in Germany. We knew that Xbox Live was coming to the desktop -- for free, even -- but that extends to HoloLens too. That's right: online multiplayer, friends lists and your achievements (anything tied to Redmond's gaming service, from the sounds of it) will be available on the augmented reality headset, according to VRFocus. The site also reports that HoloLens, Windows 10 and Xbox One will share a universal store for apps and the like "in time." Some purchases will also apparently be pay-once-play-anywhere affairs too. And similar to Microsoft's push to get Android and iOS developers to bring their apps to Windows 10, the ID@Xbox program will work to court indie game developers and extend across Redmond's latest operating system, HoloLens and Windows Phone.

No, the news isn't earthshaking on its own, especially if you've been paying attention to what Microsoft's big push with Windows 10 has been. But, it is interesting and presents a look at just how deep the concept of a shared platform and resources model runs at Windows HQ.

[Image credit: Getty Images]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Facebook inexplicably logs out iPhone users

Facebook inexplicably logs out iPhone users

View
The Apple iPhone

The Apple iPhone

View
Microsoft reverses Xbox Live price hike, will add free multiplayer for some games

Microsoft reverses Xbox Live price hike, will add free multiplayer for some games

View
Pixar's 'Soul' was so popular on streaming that it beat 'The Office' | Engadget

Pixar's 'Soul' was so popular on streaming that it beat 'The Office' | Engadget

View
Tesla accuses engineer of stealing crucial company software

Tesla accuses engineer of stealing crucial company software

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr