Xbox's May update focuses mostly on the PC side of things


Looks like this is rapidly becoming a reality

At GDC last month, Microsoft's plans for the immediate future largely focused on a unified platform anchored by Windows 10. We even sat in on a platform demo that was dedicated entirely to showing off how all the systems would work together.

Turns out that some of those Windows 10 features will make their way to the public next month. Microsoft's announced the details for May's Xbox preview update, and most of it directly deals with how your Xbox and Windows 10 interact together -- not improvements to the Xbox One itself as we've often seen in the past.

The most noteworthy of the additions is the native game DVR for Windows 10. Pressing the Windows and "G" keys together brings up a toolbar that works similarly to the "Xbox, record that" feature of Xbox One's Kinect. However, it offers greater flexibility with regard to start and end points, and once it's captured, can be edited and uploaded without any attached strings -- just like any .mp4.

Other PC changes ring less important, such as the inclusions of an Avatar app and tweaks to user profiles. However, some functionality alterations are present, like tiles for recent games and apps on Xbox One showing up on Windows 10. Also, the drivers for Xbox One controller support will be included with Windows 10 instead of requiring a separate download.

On the Xbox One side, the updates are less critical to the system's infrastructure than we've seen in the past. May's list of changes includes the ability to power the console on with SmartGlass, an optional low-power state at initial setup, the option for wireless display via Miracast, and a preview for over-the-air television.

All of the details for each of the features in the May update can be found on Xbox Wire.

New Features in Preview for Xbox App on Windows 10 and Xbox One [Xbox Wire]

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