Earlier this week at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft's Andy Lees discussed the company's vision for a "single ecosystem" encompassing PCs, phones, tablets, and TVs.
Lees revealed Microsoft is aiming to provide a "coherence and consistency" across all its devices "particularly with Xbox".
"We won't have an ecosystem for PCs, and one for phones, and one for tablets - they'll all come together," he explained.
Although it's only speculation at the moment experts are guessing that Microsoft will likely launch a new operating system after Windows 8 that is designed to run on PCs, tablets, phones, as well as the next-generation Xbox console.
2K boss Christoph Hartmann has said Microsoft and Sony are "experimenting" with Kinect and Move for what could be the foundations of their next-generation console plans.