#OneCast Ep 5: Jason Ward on Windows Mobile, The Division's map size, our gaming origins

The latest episode of the OneCast is now available for download and streaming via major podcast distribution platforms. This week we were joined by Windows Central's Jason Ward, to discuss Microsoft's mobile strategy and where Windows 10 Mobile is headed. This was followed by our impressions on a range of recent and upcoming releases including Unravel, Cobalt and the Motiga's troubled MOBA, Gigantic. During the show, the news broke of Red Dead Redemption's arrival on Xbox One, where we shared our thoughts on the recent additions to the Xbox One's backward compatibility lineup.

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OneCast is our Xbox and Microsoft podcast, hosted by the staff of Windows Central. A new episode of the OneCast is recorded each week, with topics surrounding Microsoft news and the gaming industry.

This week's discussions

  • 00:00:00 - "Is Windows Phone Dead?" with Jason Ward
  • 00:46:00 - Unravel, Catherine, Cobalt and Gigantic
  • 01:24:00 - The Division's map size and advanced graphical settings on consoles
  • 01:35:50 - DOOM concerns after recent trailer
  • 01:44:00 - Mirror's Edge Catalyst's story trailer
  • 01:52:20 - Red Dead Redemption appears for backward compatibility
  • 01:58:32 - Ask OneCast: "What game got you into gaming?"

This week's hosts

Every week we'll be discussing an Xbox or Microsoft-related hypothetical question from the audience, so make sure to submit them via our Twitter accounts (@MSFTY and @mattjbrown) using the #OneCast hashtag, via email, or in the comments below!

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.