One of the confirmed features of Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox is that it will offer backwards compatibility on day one. This means that gamers who have a library of Xbox One games should have no issues playing their games on the new console. However, a new report from Game-Experience.it suggests that there could be more to it.
According to the report, they are claiming that the next-gen Xbox could actually support Windows-based games through a feature called “Windows Mode”. This would essentially allow the console to boot up Windows 10 and in turn, run Windows-based games and applications, although to what extent we are unclear, like whether it will be only for gaming or if the Xbox Series X could actually turn itself into a full-fledged PC.
In addition to that, the report goes on to claim that as such, storefronts such as Steam and the Epic Game Store will be available and access to Xbox gamers, where gamers can access their Steam and Epic libraries to play games through the console. This part of the rumor does seem like a stretch.
This is because why would Microsoft willingly cede their marketplace to a competitor, right? In any case, it’s probably best to take this with a grain of salt, but hopefully we’ll have more details soon.