Microsoft is introducing virtual gaming consoles called Comisaria.
The first is expected to hit shelves in early 2019.
The second is expected sometime next year.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company is also making some other major announcements about its upcoming virtual reality headset, codenamed Project Morpheus.
Nadella, who is also the head of the company’s HoloLens VR headset, said Microsoft will unveil the first consumer version of the headset next week.
The HoloLens has been described as the world’s first virtual reality system that can be worn by anyone.
The new consoles will let users play virtual games on PCs, smartphones, tablets and other devices.
Nabokov said Microsoft is working with a wide variety of developers to make it easier for consumers to get into virtual worlds.
“I think we’re at the very beginning of a revolution in the way that we can bring more people into the world of virtual reality, and I think that’s going to change the way we do things in the future,” he said.
Microsoft will have a special partnership with Nintendo for the first time.
The partnership will let developers create and publish games on Microsoft’s new platform, he said, noting that Microsoft plans to partner with Nintendo on a variety of projects.
The company is expected not to reveal a price for the Comisari console, which will be priced at $399 for a basic model, or $499 for a Deluxe.
Microsoft plans to make Comisarius available on both Xbox One and Windows 10.
Navella said Microsoft has already begun the process of making its own games available on Comisarian.
Microsoft also plans to open up a new app store, the Games and Apps section, that will allow developers to sell apps and games.