Can you imagine playing an Xbox One game in your browser, without an actual Xbox One console? Microsoft is reportedly coming up with a way to make that happen.
Neowin reports that the Redmond company is developing a way to play Xbox games directly in the Windows Azure cloud, from a Chrome or Internet Explorer browser — all at 60 frames per second.
The Verge’s Tom Warren actually wrote one year ago that Microsoft demonstrated a prototype of this cloud gaming service by playing Halo 4 on a Windows Phone and PC during in an internal meeting.
Neowin’s report seems to confirm that the project is still ongoing. There are certainly a few issues — Microsoft has to work with publishers for this new service, for example. And while this isn’t a completely novel idea — companies like OnLive and Nvidia are already streaming PC games, while Sony has its own streaming service for the PlayStation — this could be a substantial move from Microsoft given the size of its platform.