Microsoft is expected to launch a major feature upgrade for Windows 10 this June.Codenamed “Redstone,” the update is said to add several new features to the operating system aside from focusing on the convergence of different Windows 10-powered devices like PC, Xbox and smartphones. The new report also mentions that the second major feature update for Windows 10 has been delayed.
The second major feature update, codenamed “Redstone 2,” has reportedly been delayed from fall 2016 to spring 2017. It will include some features that didn’t make the cut in Redstone as well as additional improvements and features.
The first Redstone update is said to “heavily concentrate” on the Universal App Platform by bringing the Windows Store to Xbox One and adding more apps to the Store ported from other platforms. A bigger focus on universal AAA games between Xbox and PC will be seen as well, Microsoft has already set the wheels in motion for that.
Not much is known about what we can expect with Redstone 2. If any of the features expected with Redstone don’t arrive with the first update then it’s likely they’ll come with the second next year. Redstone 2 may also focus heavily on first-party apps.
Obviously, none of this has officially been confirmed by Microsoft as yet. Windows 10 will be due for a major feature update by this summer so it’s quite likely that we might see the company announce such an update in the coming months.