When its manufacturers unveiled the latest Xbox One, it was evident that the said gadget will support three operating systems for a wider compatibility. Set to rival Sony’s Play Station 4, it will have the Xbox OS which will run the native programs of the game console. The second one is the software that goes with the first one and functions as a multitasking party that runs the applications and all other tasks. The third is Windows. However, it was unclear before what kind of Windows support the device will try to acquire and Microsoft did not necessarily elaborate.
Now, it turned out that the Xbox One is going to be capable of running Windows 8 applications. This information is according to Dell and if it is really true, then users of the said console are expected to have an experience that will let them merge their PC and game console in the living room. Unfortunately for the avid gamers, we need to wait for the official statement that will come from Microsoft. Until now, they have not responded to the said listing so we might as well just wait first before getting excited.
The Xbox One is a third generation game console and making it run on Windows 8 will definitely have its own problems. For one, the said operating system mainly works through touch. In some ways, we can say that control and navigation may be difficult for the users, for instance, when it comes to text input. Experts are suggesting that Microsoft Kinect can play a huge role in this challenge. Generally, they are also having some inclination that Microsoft might allow users to use their mobile devices as a second controller for the new game console. They got the idea from Microsoft’s SmartGlass application.
On November 22 of this year, the Xbox One is going to be released in a total of 13 countries. These include Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States. On the other hand, Microsoft will delay the release of this game console to other countries until next year. They say that the device still needs a few customizations when it comes to the user interface and language options which should be able to translate all software. The 2014 release will be in European countries such as Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Russia, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. In Asia, it will be available in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, India and South Korea. For consumers who are living in these areas, you will have to wait a few more weeks before you can finally replace your old game console.