Microsoft’s annual developer conference Build is slated to
start in May and there’s a new leak that once again confirms
Windows Core OS (WCOS) plans. Microsoft hasn’t talked publicly
at all about Windows Core OS and all the information about this
new platform have come from leaks, strings in preview build and
People familiar with the company’s plan have defined Windows
Core OS as a modular platform and future foundation of Windows
across various form factors. According to reports, Microsoft
wants to see Windows Core OS for all Windows devices, from
dual-screen devices to PCs, Xbox One, and even Mixed Reality
The previous reports suggested that Windows Core OS included
multiple composers, one for each type of interface. There’s a
shell for dual-screen devices, Surface Hub, and Windows Mixed
Reality headsets such as HoloLens.
In a LinkedIn job post,
Microsoft said it’s working on ‘innovative technologies’ based
on Windows Core OS for Mixed Reality devices.
Microsoft has stated that Windows Core OS top metrics would be
its performance, no regressions, and high-quality modern code.
It’s also worth noting that a Windows Core OS-based GameCore
test game was recently spotted in the Microsoft Store. As per
the reports, GameCore will allow developers to build games that
can run everywhere, including Windows and Xbox.
GameCore could be offered as an option for a game developer who
wants to target Windows 10 more quickly, but the firm has no
plans to force developers to use GameCore for their Xbox games.
In other words, GameCore will make it easier for devs to
utilize Microsoft’s gaming tech on both Xbox and PC without
extra work. It could also come with advanced features including
modding capabilities, tooling, and debug options.
While Windows Core OS won’t replace Windows 10, it’s a big
thing and it is said to be the future of Windows.