When Windows 10 hits, people who upgrade to the new operating system and own an Xbox One will be able to stream and play those console titles to their PC.
Yesterday's announcement of the ability to wirelessly stream your Xbox One game to your PC for gaming was focused on what should be available at launch. The service will only work through a Wi-Fi connection in your home and only one supported game can be streamed at a time.
Following the news there was a short on-stage demo of Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division, playing Forza Horizon 2 on his PC streamed from his Xbox One.
Later that day, Spencer sat down with a group of journalists to answer their questions and talk a bit about where this new service might be heading.
Spencer was sure to clarify that this isn't like the PlayStation 4's remote play, which allows people to play PS4 games on their Vita, even if they're not in the same house.
"It is not a Gaikai or OnLive solution," he said "This is not 'take my laptop down to Starbucks and play,' unless you happen to live right above a Starbucks or something.
"But if I think about our longterm direction, I want your Xbox games to be your Xbox games and your Xbox friends to be your Xbox friends, and you're able to play what games you want where you want with whoever you want. We're taking strides. We're not there yet. We're not there on the content side, we're getting closer on the multiplayer side, but in terms of longterm direction, I think I should feel like my games and my friends are just my games and my friends."
The intent for the service is that the console won't even have to be running initially for you to start the process for connecting your PC to your console and then play an Xbox One title.
"If my kids are watching TV and I want to play Forza ... I can just go do that and they wouldn't even know ... It just loads in the background"
"Our intent is somebody could be watching television on the Xbox One — and I say watching television running any Windows application," he said. "So the Xbox One's capable of running one Xbox game and multiple Windows applications at the same time. Our goal as a team is to enable that you would be able to do both.
"Now, we haven't perfectly landed that yet."
Spencer said while he didn't discuss that on stage he wants to be transparent and let people know that the goal is "to enable a scenario where if my kids are watching TV, and I want to go up and play Forza ... I can just go do that and they wouldn't even know what's happened. It just loads in the background, obviously I wouldn't shut down the console like I did in my demo, so that's our intent.
"We just haven't landed the scenario. It does take us the horsepower for the Xbox to obviously play the game but to obviously play the stream."
He added that he's almost certain they'll be able to "land that scenario."
What you won't be able to do is play an Xbox One game on the console while someone in your house plays a different one on your PC. The service will also require that if the game you want to play is one you purchased on a disc, it will have to be in the Xbox One's drive.
"If it's a digital game sitting on your hard drive, you're just able to launch."
Spencer wasn't entirely sure if you would have to be logged in on the console to use the streaming service, but he hopes that won't be the case.