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Thread: Microsoft: Xbox One's Windows 8 partition could be used for game companion apps

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    Senior Member Max Lazy 10's Avatar
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    Microsoft: Xbox One's Windows 8 partition could be used for game companion apps

    Speaking to OXM as part of today's mammoth feature on Xbox One's operating system design, Microsoft's Boyd Multerer has suggested that the console's Windows-8-based partition could be used to run apps that tie in with games, rather than being used purely for non-gaming features.

    "When the game is on top, it gets, like 90% - it gets most of the resources of the box," Boyd told us, explaining how players will switch between the console's various, simultaneously active partitions (e.g. in order to use Skype without interrupting a round of XCOM). "When you flip over into the system side, the shared side, you look at your apps, it's able to get more of the CPU and GPU even though the RAM is staying the same...

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    All in all it sounds like a very cool idea to work with for the Xbox One though I do have a slight worry of optimization for these games and if they'll get the resources they need if you're running too many background tasks.
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    Will be interesting to see it implemented

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