Many people are excited for the Xbox One console when it arrives this fall, but one real concern with the system is the inability to play Xbox 360 games on it. However, if Microsoft’s upcoming cloud gaming service becomes a reality, that concern could easily be quelled.

The company recently demonstrated a prototype of this service during an internal meeting, showing the popular first-person shooter Halo 4 running on a Windows Phone and PC, using cloud streaming. The game managed to run smoothly on both devices, despite its visual complexity, with the latency running around 45ms on a Lumia 520 smartphone.

The service remains unbranded at the moment, but is meant to act as a competitor to Sony’s Gaikai service, which will provide PlayStation 3 games through cloud streaming for the PlayStation 4 and possibly other devices, like the PS Vita, in 2014.

Microsoft hasn’t specifically stated which Xbox 360 games would be able to be streamed on their devices, or even if the service is coming to Xbox One, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if it did.

Expect more details in the months ahead.

Source: The Verge