Microsoft exec Phil Harrison has said that Xbox One will be "more than a ten-year journey" for the company when it launches in the UK this November.
Speaking live at Eurogamer Expo 2013 this afternoon, Harrison added that - just like the Xbox 360 - the platform will be improved and updated over time, throughout the next decade.
Of top importance to the platform's evolution during that time will be the cloud, Harrison said, and the expanded computing possibilities it will offer. This is limited at launch to things like Forza 5's Drivatar, but Harrison predicts will become a key component in AI and other processes.
Speaking in an extended interview with Eurogamer this week, Harrison said that the evolution of digital game distribution was an "unstoppable force" for the industry, a sentiment he echoed during this morning's speech.
"We remain committed to a digital future," he explained, but adding that Microsoft was grateful for the feedback offered from fans since the console's initial unveiling.