Ignoring the fact that Microsoft has skipped Windows 9 altogether, its next operating system is looking pretty good. Windows 10, which is being premiered at a special event in January 2015, is incorporating several new features, including what looks like a new app for the Xbox.
A leaked consumer build of the operating system showed what appeared to be a new application that would display achievements, friend lists, activity feeds, and other gaming-related information. A note from the app in the 9901 build says that it is still being developed.
“We’re still working on it, but we couldn’t wait to give you a sneak peek. We update regularly, so keep checking back to see what’s changed.” — Microsoft
The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, has said recently on Twitter that “it’s time for us to talk about gaming on Windows.” He will be speaking at the Windows 10 event on January 21st.