WindowsCentral editors discovered new Microsoft hardware and the company confirmed the development of a project called Xbox Keystone. The first information about the device appeared in the Xbox OS system files.
A few weeks ago, we already reported on Microsoft’s plans to introduce a new device – Jeff Grubb reported devices similar to chromecast. Now, however, we have received concrete confirmation to work on the project. Jez Corden from WindowsCentral He not only confirms the codename, but also received an important message from Microsoft.
Xbox Keystone initially appeared in the Xbox OS menu, but now we can confirm it Under this codename, a streaming stick is created that allows you to start Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Microsoft has officially confirmed the development of the hardware, but a company spokesperson confirmed that the company wants to continue developing the project:
“Our vision for Xbox Cloud gaming is consistent, and our goal is to enable people to play the games they want, on the devices they want, and wherever they want. As we announced last year, we were working on a game streaming device, codenamed Keystone, that could connect to any TV or monitor. Without the need for a console. As with any technology journey, we are constantly evaluating our efforts, analyzing lessons learned and making sure we deliver value to our customers.”
This does not mean, however, that we can count on a quick first show – Microsoft has decided to withdraw the currently created project and prepare a new, better project that will provide a wide audience with access to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
“We have made the decision to withdraw from the current release of Keystone. We will use the lessons learned and focus our efforts on a new approach that will allow us to bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to more gamers around the world in the future.”
The journalist at WindowsCentral confirms that work on the Xbox Keystone has been going on for several years, but Microsoft is still looking for the right features that can be added to the product. The editor thinks it’s unlikely we’ll see the project any time soon.
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