The "new generation" of Xbox Live will be compatible with both Xbox 360 and Xbox One and allow users to communicate with each other across consoles.
Microsoft's president of Interactive Entertainment Business, Don Mattrick, confirmed to Polygon players will be able to chat and communicate across the generational barrier between Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
The integrated Xbox Live service will also allow players to use a single account across multiple systems.
"And because it's all one service, your Xbox Live Gold membership will work on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One," the Xbox website explains.
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