#OneCast Ep 24: No Man's Sky, Steam exclusives, yearning for apps

The latest episode of our Xbox and Microsoft podcast, the #OneCast, is now available and accessible through major podcast distribution services. On this week's episode, we discuss No Man's Sky's rocky PC launch, our most wanted Xbox One apps and how Beam fits into the Xbox family.

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This week's hosts

This week's discussions

  • 00:02:40 - Rainbow Six: Siege's growth
  • 00:15:35 - No Man's Sky impressions
  • 00:32:10 - Xbox exclusives and their place on Steam
  • 00:50:25 - Microsoft acquires Beam
  • 01:02:50 - Ask #OneCast: What apps would you like to see on Xbox One?

Further reading on this week's topics

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • I would like to see Comixoligy on Xbox One. Reading Guided View comics on a big screen would be fun.
  • That needs to happen!!
  • I remember they made a Windows 8 app but it never made it to phones. Would be great if they went all the way someday.
  • FandangoNow needs to make an app for consoles as well.
  • Good to see Rainbow Six Siege getting some recognition. Its a good game thats been well supported by the devs with content and they also keep tweaking things, play balance and even just small things like making the spawn location map better and easier to understand.
  • Matt loves it, I need to try it out though, been racing to review Deus Ex Mankind Divided!
  • It is great! I grabbed it on sale last week and I am not disappointed at all. They did a great job with it.
  • Rainbow six and elite dangerous are the games that never regret giving my money for
  • MrMC (iOS app store fork of Kodi by ex-XBMC devs) but it's devs say they dont have the time/resources/interest. It is open source so anyone clued into UWP could pitch in or better yet I'm sure MS has a few devs themselves they could spare to help push along a port. MrMC is basically classic XBMC so it would be awesome to see it on Xbox, I'm sure some other media players like VLC will show up but they have horrid GUI's, MrMC has decades of work put into it. InFuse is the next best thing after MrMC but the developer of that is very Apple only, it's extremely unlikely he would ever stray out of the Apple ecosystem. Plex/Emby are only useful if you use their media servers, if you just want plain old network shares then MrMC is the very best option, VLC is rumored to be getting network share support but they cant make a UI if their life depended upon it.