Over the past few years it seems that both Sony and Microsoft have, at one point or another, demonstrated console games on PCs instead of on consoles at gaming events. This time, CentrumHercaught Microsoft using PCs to showcase an Xbox game at Gamescom.
CentrumHer was able to take a couple of pictures that showed a demonstration of the game Ori and the Blind Forest crashing to a Windows 7 desktop rather than the company’s current operating system Windows 8. But that isn’t all. The pictures taken also showed that the PCs were most likely using Nvidia GPUs rather than AMD GPUs. An interesting thing to note, considering that the current generation of consoles are all equipped with AMD GPUs. In one of the pictures, you'll see a notification at the bottom right corner of the screen informing the user that “An updated version of GeForce Experience is available.”
Showing games on PCs at events such as Gamescom and E3 are common practice when it comes to developers like Ubisoft. Developers and publishers want to show off a product in the best possible way and that is on the PC. To be fair, though, Ori and the Blind Forest is expected to be released on the PC platform as well as the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.