Even with Microsoft’s new console just a few short weeks away, rumors continue to surface about the console’s capabilities, but Microsoft has come out to clarify some of these statements, in particular those about Windows 8 software-compatibility with Xbox One.
Rumors originally surfaced earlier from the Dell storefront listing for the console that Xbox One would be capable of running all Windows 8-based apps and software. In the original listing, Dell mentions:
“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.”
However, Microsoft came to clarify to Eurogamer that this is (at least partially) not the case, stating that “the suggestion that all Windows 8 apps run on Xbox One is not accurate.”
While this still leaves the notion that Xbox One may be capable of running some Windows 8 applications on the new console still leaves it to be determined, we’ll find out soon enough with only a month left until Xbox One’s release in November, as hopefully more details will emerge.