Microsoft might have something really hip coming down the pipes for Xbox Live users with iOS devices. Various tech outlets have been reporting on a project called “Smart Glass," a supposed Xbox 360 companion app that will, essentially, give the console the ability to stream content to phones of all kinds and tablets. Spicing this up rumor up, Kotaku is reporting that Smart Glass is an internal name for a project that’ll ultimately be called Xbox Live Companion, and its streaming feature will extend to games after you download the app on your device of choice.
Here’s an example of how Xbox Live Companion will work with games from the Kotaku post:
An example we heard from this source was Halo 4: start playing the game on Xbox 360 and, if you’ve got XBLC on your phone or tablet, it will become a Halo 4 companion application. Turn the game off and switch to something else that the app supports and it suddenly becomes your companion for that game.
Of note, players will also supposedly be able to get smaller chunks of content like, say, in-game maps streamed to their devices if studios choose to support Xbox Live Companion. This is similar to what Nintendo is doing with Wii U, minus the users’ need for a bulky and incredibly specific controller.
Kotaku says Microsoft might announce this at E3, but it also might not. So, it’ll be a bit before we know for sure if Xbox Live Companion is an actual thing. It sounds like a dream, though, doesn’t it?
UPDATE: This is an actual thing! Check out our update here.