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Xbox Games on PC is a Good Thing

It was recently announced that Quantum Break is headed to both Xbox One and Windows 10 which has for some reason angered many individuals. This really doesn't make sense as having the Xbox One titles show up on PC is good for gamers and Microsoft. The first thing to look at is that this isn't the first time that they've placed Xbox exclusive games on PC, it happened shortly with Vista though that was a very poor effort on Microsoft's part since they totally blew the execution. Back then they had titles moving over such as Shadowrun; Gears of War, and Halo 2 among a pile of other third party games. It never really grew as it was never tended for or pushed into the market. Things are much different now with the new way of thinking over at Microsoft where's more about being a platform that people can use on any device instead of attempting to tie users down onto a singular device. This is apparent with a lead example being Office that's available on other operating systems. It only makes sense with the new platform of Windows 10 that they would push games there as they want this to be the definite version of their operating system as it's unified across devices. There has also never been a better time for games to be available on both since consoles are looking very impressive these days and run off the same structure as natural PC titles. This makes all sorts of wonderful things possible like cross-play, cross-buying and easy porting for developers.

Xbox Games on PC is a Good Thing



These are all really great things for gamers as Xbox users can enjoy the titles they own on console for their PC which is something I'll definitely take advantage of. It'll never replace the console for me though as it's for some reason just more comfortable to play on the TV and much more social. This really isn't something I can easily explain though I can play for far more hours on the TV with my Xbox One than on PC. I'm sure some of you may think my PC may be weak or something though I run many titles on PC at 4k with maxed out settings which looks absolutely lovely as I must add. There are of course many however many millions of people that play PC games as their only source as the "PC master race" goes and why shouldn't they be able to enjoy games created by the business that their operating system runs off of. With having these games available on Windows 10 gamers can freely access these amazing exclusives which are still exclusives since they run off of Microsoft architecture and Microsoft also benefits from reaching a larger audience thus making more money. I really don't see how this could be negative in anyway for anyone since there's nothing but benefits. Players are also not just going to leave Xbox One because the titles are on PC, people will always play there for the sociability and easy access, if you're leaving because titles appear on Windows 10 as well that's just silly. I look forward to playing these great games on Windows 10 as well as Xbox One and I'm really glad that others that don't have the console will be able to enjoy these titles.

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Xbox Games on PC is a Good Thing

Article by: Jason Stettner
@Skycaptin5

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