Now that it's got second hand games and disc-borrowing sorted for the Xbox One, Microsoft could now be looking to appease the masses of gamers hoping for cross-platform gaming bliss, with the suggestion that the next-gen console could eventually play nicely with its PC pals.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer was the big tease, after taking a question on the subject from Ausgamer.
"This connected ecosystem across all the different devices is definitely where I think the future of gaming is going; you don't have to do it as a developer," he said.
"But you have the capability and I think a system like Xbox Live across all those screens where you know who someone is and who their friends are, what their Achievements are and their progression is really critical to that."
With the Xbox One basically running on PC architecture, and the emphasis being placed on cloud services (not to mention Microsoft's own interests in the PC sphere with Windows) the time may finally be right for cross-platform play. [Ausgamer via TechRadar]