At E3, Microsoft announced many changes to come for Xbox One and PC. However on GameSpot, Phil Spencer, the new Xbox boss, is quoted to have said that “Sony is doing incredibly well with the PS4 but they’re doing something fundamentally different from us, we’re not building a strategy in response to what they’re doing; we’re building a response to what I see customers and gamers asking us for.” However, Sony has said that they will not follow Microsoft and unite PlayStation 4 with PC. If you missed out on E3 the big change that is happening is the ability to play your Xbox One games on your PC.
This change isn’t made to convert one style of player to another, but rather it is made to give them a choice of what they could play and to catch up in other medias. The beauty of this new feature is you can play on one console and then you can pick right back up where you left off on another. So imagine playing on your Xbox One, but have to go out somewhere and all you have with you is your laptop. Well you can pick up right where you left off when you left home on your laptop.
While this tactic is a good one to get more players on Xbox One, they claim that this is not to rival PlayStation but rather to appease the PC users. This does make sense since most PCs are Microsoft so Xbox can easily do a cross play system between the two. However, PlayStation would have a tougher time since Sony does not have the same connection to PC as Microsoft does.