Dell Lists Xbox One to Support Windows 8 Apps

Rumor has it that the Xbox One will be able to run Windows 8 apps.

Several months ago, it was rumored that the operating system used on the Xbox One was similar to Windows 8 and would thus be able to run Windows 8 apps. Of course, this was before the E3 press events and much of that kind of information was skeptical at best.

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Well, that rumor may actually be true.

According to the official Xbox One listing on Dell’s website, the next-gen console will be able to run all of your favorite Windows 8 apps. The listing reads:

 “Consider the game officially changed. With all your favorite Windows 8 apps able to be run on and synced to your Xbox One, now your phone, desktop, tablet and TV can all give you a unified web and entertainment experience. “

There is no official word yet from Microsoft, but I highly doubt Dell would post such a listing without it having some sort of truth to it.

My Take:

This could potentially be a much-needed game-changer in the current console wars between Sony and Microsoft. Having a console be able to run Windows 8 apps adds a ton of value to the system and may encourage those who already use Windows 8 based machines, like tablets or phones, to pick up the Xbox One for their gaming. Being able to sync and access apps on your gaming console adds a new layer to the console experience.

 If this rumor is true, would this be enough for you to purchase an Xbox One over the PlayStation 4?


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