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Will the XBox One run Windows Store Apps?

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    Will the XBox One run Windows Store Apps?

    Unfortunately, sharing some of the same genetic makeup as other Windows platforms doesnít mean the Xbox One will be able to run all Windows 8 apps, or that the Windows 8 apps will automatically be available through the Xbox One Store. For one thing, apps for the new console must work with Xbox controllers and Kinect, which Windows 8 apps just arenít programmed to do. Even its Xbox Music and Video apps were custom developed for the game console, despite the fact that a variant of the apps already work on other Windows devices. Not just any app developer will be able to create apps for the new system, either. Microsoft will be choosing and inviting select developers for the honor.

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    This could be big for gaming growth and the use of the Windows 8 platform for all age groups. What do you think?
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    No, but this could mean that one app's code can be mostly recycled to be adapted to form factor and screen size.
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Will the XBox One run Windows Store Apps?
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