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We’ll have to wait until after the summer for a Windows 10 beta for Xbox One

Xbox One and Windows 10

Microsoft has been hard at work on its Windows 10 preview builds for PCs, tablets, and phones, but it is yet to show us how the new platform will be integrated into the Xbox One. According to Xbox head Phil Spencer, we’ll have to wait until after the summer for that.

When asked on Twitter when an “Xbox One Windows 10 beta” would be available, Spencer replied with a short and simple response that read, “It will be post-summer.”

It’s going to be at least three or four months before we can try out universal app support across Xbox One and Windows 10, then, and even longer before the upgrades are rolled out to the public. And that’s going to be a painful wait for Xbox fans.

Aside from the short teasers Microsoft provided at its Windows 10 event back in January, which showed games being played across Xbox One and PC, we still aren’t completely sure what Windows 10 will look like on the company’s console.

With E3 right around the corner, however, we could find out a whole lot more — though you might not want to get your hopes up too much.

Microsoft’s focus for now is clearly on delivering Windows 10 for PCs, and Windows 10 Mobile for smartphones — and that’s understandable. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait as long to get our hands on that, with a Windows 10 launch scheduled for this summer.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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