Why Windows 10 is one OS to rule them all for gaming

I’m gonna get geeky witchu…

This month it was Microsoft‘s turn to break the internet after it barely survived a running jump from Kim Kardashian’s comedically proportioned booty. The Seattle company released a new operating system called Windows 10 and finally discovered Software as a Service – incentivising upgrades by giving it away free for a lot of customers -including me.

I did a clean install last night and it’s as good as the internet told me it was. Fast, simple without being patronising and loaded with a comprehensive user interface. In other words, everythingWindows 8 wasn’t. But its greatest feature is the positive impact it should have on gaming. That’s if Microsoft succeeds in seeding its number one business strategy: developing a 360 view of its gaming eco-system. And Windows 10 is absolutely the Trojan Jack-in-the-box to make that happen.

Windows 10 is designed to offer a seamless user experience through Microsoft’s myriad of cross-platform hardware. From consuming content on a Windows 10 PC and mobile, to Xbox and even enterprise. That holistic approach will pay massive dividends for gaming as well. Not just through shinier graphics on DirectX 12 for developers, but through other great innovations like the ability to let gamers stream PC games to the XboxOne.

Microsofthas always trod a fine line on PC and console gaming because it has massive steaks in both markets. That often meant cannibalising its own products while annoying easily offended internet trolls if one side of the divide got shown more love that the other. Windows 10 could be the peace flag that unites gamers while bringing new ones on board. And we all know more gamers makes the world a better place…