The Xbox Series X may be able to play Windows games available in the Microsoft Store. According to the Italian site Game-Experience, the console of Microsoft is equipped with a feature called Windows Mode. This would allow the Series X to run a special version of Windows 10.
The next Xbox will undoubtedly be the star of E3 2020, since its main rival will be absent. Indeed, Sony has decided to present the PS5 away from Los Angeles event. Pending the holding of the show from June 9 to 11, 2020, information about Xbox Series X is being announced by Microsoft.
The Redmond company, for example, confirmed that the Xbox Series X will offer full backward compatibility. It will cover all Xbox generations, from the first Xbox to the One. This means that players will be able to find their entire Xbox game library on the Series X. However, according to a rumor relayed by our colleagues from the Gaming-Experience site, Microsoft has also planned something for PC players.
Xbox Series X: A potentially huge catalog of windows games
According to the site, the Series X would be able to run Windows games available on the Microsoft Store. This is possible due to a new feature called “Windows mode”. Concretely, this mode would allow the console to run under a special version of Windows 10. It will be able to launch Windows games and applications. We do not know if this mode literally transforms the Series X into a PC or if it just offers the possibility of playing Windows games.
In addition, Gaming-Experience specifies that players could launch directly on their Xbox Series X certain shops and launchers such as Steam or the Epic Games Store, in order to access their collection of games. But this part seems unlikely, in the sense that Microsoft would have no interest in opening its console to competing stores. In any case, if this information was proven, the owners of the Series X could enjoy a catalog of substantial games. They will have access to very good PC exclusives like the next Age of Empires 4 for example.