Speaking to AusGamers, Microsoft Studios VP Phil Spencer expressed his belief that "the future of gaming" has a "connected ecosystem" at its heart and that cross-platform play between Xbox One and PC "makes a lot of sense."
"I'm not allowed to leak things," he said, perhaps suggestively. "But I think what you're talking about makes a lot of sense."
Spencer pointed out that Microsoft learned a lot about cross-platform play from Shadowrun. Shadowrun was released on Xbox 360 and PC in 2007 to mediocre scores and lackluster sales. Nonetheless, it provided invaluable hands-on experience to Microsoft's designers regarding cross-platform play.
The VP also pointed to the Halo 4 reward points players can earn by playing Halo: Spartan Assault as an example of gaming's connected ecosystem.