Microsoft's Andy Lees has pointed to a unified ecosystem for all of the companies' devices, including Xbox, PC and phones. 

Lees was speaking at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference when he said: "We are aiming to provide coherence and consistency across the PC, the phone, and the TV - particularly with Xbox," 

"That's through providing new types of scenarios - things like the way in which you make the user experience more common, as you saw yesterday in the demontration of the user experience you have on Windows 8, on Windows Phone, and also on Xbox - but also sharing key pieces of technology." he added. 

It looks like Lees is suggesting that the future of Xbox could be in Windows 8 form. We already know that the new operating system is going to be compatible with both desktops and laptops as well as portables, but the console element is a whole new ball game. 

As of now, the Xbox 360 uses a powerPC build, Windows 8 however is going to be both ARM and x86. This means if we were to find a console version of the OS, the new Xbox would be running an entirely different system architecture.

Personally we like the idea of one simple system to share between all our Microsoft devices, it definitely seems to be the direction that Apple is taking with OS X Lion and iOS, both of which share slightly similar features. 

Windows 8? or OS X?

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.