Citing people familiar with Microsoft’s plans, Thurrot journalist Brad Sams said the feature could be structured similarly to Nvidia’s Geforce Now, which allows players to stream their existing Steam and Epic Games Store titles to other devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The feature would, in theory, allow users to stream PC games to their Xbox console and play them in the living room.
“Microsoft is working on that exact same technology and it is coming,” Sams said.
“I would expect them to announce it hopefully soon… I just know that Microsoft has the technology for where you can play a game on your PC and stream it across xCloud to any type of device.”
The ongoing xCloud preview in North America, UK, Korea and Canada currently allows users to stream games to Android devices. However, Xbox has said it will bring xCloud to Windows 10 PCs and “other devices” this year.
It expanded the xCloud public preview with 50 new games in November, while also confirming that DualShock 4 support is in the works.
Following the latest additions, Xbox.com now lists over 80 titles available through xCloud, which will launch in further territories later this year.
In 2020, xCloud users will be able to stream Xbox games they already own from the cloud, as well as Xbox Game Pass titles.
A Microsoft patent application uncovered in July 2019 suggested the company may be developing Xbox controllers designed to support mobile gaming.