Yesterday Dell published a new website page which surprising revealed that Microsoft’s new Xbox One games console would be able to support Windows 8 applications. Allowing them to be run and synchronised with your Xbox one console.
However it seems that Dell may have got their wires crossed with exactly what is and isn’t possible regards Windows 8 apps and rate Xbox One console. With Microsoft having to release a statement today to clarify and clear up rumours that are circulating regards the interaction with Windows 8 applications and their new Xbox One.
The Dell website yesterday read, and still reads : “With all your favourite 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 a Microsoft spokesperson has today clarified via an email that the statement is not completely true and the suggestion that all Windows 8 applications will be able to run on next-generation Xbox One games console is not accurate.
The statement made by Microsoft is also not confirmation that any Windows 8 applications will work across both devices without the correct coding being developed and supplied by the Windows 8 app developers to make sure it synchronises correctly between console and Windows 8 system.
So it might be best not to think that your new Xbox One games console will allow you to run all Windows 8 applications straight out of the box when it launches next month. But as more information and clarification is made by Microsoft we will keep you updated as always.
The Xbox One games console launches on November 22nd 2013 and is priced at $499.99 in the US, £429.99 in the UK and 499.99 Euros throughout Europe and $599.99 AU in Australia.
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