Calm Down, Microsoft Isn’t Unifying Windows 10 PC and Xbox One


Microsoft’s Xbox Spring Showcase event has everyone talking. People are worried that the company is planning to merge the Xbox One and PC gaming into one. But fret not, that’s not happening, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer.

Whispers in the high school hallways are that Microsoft sees the future of PC gaming and Xbox gaming with the same eyes. Bolstering that theory is company’s own announcement that it will be bringing Scalebound, and Forza 6 among other Xbox One titles to Windows 10. Moreover, Windows 10 is the common operating system for all of Microsoft’s products. But the company insists that the supposed merger isn’t happening.

“I wouldn’t say our strategy is to unify,” Spencer said. “Because when I hear ‘unify’ I worry a bit that people will interpret, my own teams included, ‘Hey, we just want to say a game is a game and all games should run everywhere.’

“What I want to make sure is that gamers on our platforms, you feel like you have access to as many games as you can, and as a developer you feel like you have the tools and service to reach as many gamers as you can.”

So what’s happening here is that the company is taking a look at its game catalog and the ones that make sense for the desktop platform are slowly making their way to Windows 10.