Microsoft Infuses Young Xbox Energy Into One of Its Most

Microsoft has come a long way since it began making computer-related hardware and software. Specifically talking about software, the company has achieved a great legacy with the Windows series. But before the newer styles and fonts of the recent offerings, there was a time when Windows 98 was a go-to option for any PC lover.

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Windows 98 is an iconic operating system and has been one of the well-received releases from Microsoft. Even though it’s not supported anymore, it doesn’t mean that it’s gone forever. It just recently received a new life in the latest Xbox Series X|S.

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Xbox Series X|S runs classics like Half-Life, Quake, Turok and more on Windows 98!

Digital Foundry‘s team recently tried out the famous OS from the 90s to play the best titles from that era. Windows 98 played host to tons of games before the dawn of the more realistic IPs in various franchises. Now the interested players, who like to go retro once in a while, can have this experience again.

It’s now possible, thanks to the virtualization of the entire Windows 98 operating system. Along with that, there’s also the support for the 3dfx Voodoo graphics.

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Expanding on this further, Digital Foundry, in one of their videos, revealed that the DOSBox Pure RetroArch core that can run on the Xbox Series consoles had recently gained support for Windows 98. And that’s how modern-day players can relive the past, going through all that the golden era of Windows had to offer.

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As you can see in the clip from Digital Foundry, the Xbox Series X|S harmonizes with the classic OS very well. In fact, Windows 98 is seen to be seamlessly offering a nice experience in the latest generation of Microsoft‘s consoles. Titles like Turok, Half-Life, Quake, and Unreal still look amazing, to say the least.

Meanwhile, the Xbox line-up is set for a big arrival of tons of major launches in the second half of 2022. To name a few, there is Overwatch 2, the sequel to A Plague Tale Innocence, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, and Persona 5 Royal. And of course, the biggest release in Call of Duty Modern Warfare II, from Activision, is also coming as well.

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What are your expectations for all the upcoming titles? Let us know in the comments.

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