Microsoft’s streaming device is a reality

Xbox Keystone

Reports come back around to an affordable dongle by Microsoft to introduce its Xbox Cloud Gaming service to the masses. Imagine buying a device similar to Chromecast, connecting it to the television, and playing the more than one hundred games available on Xbox Game Pass without a console or a PC, because that is the idea that Microsoft currently has, that is, that the way to work the service It will be traced to the one offered by Google Stadia through a simple Chromecast connected via HDMI to the TV.

As revealed exclusively by Windows Central, have confirmed that such a product existsindicating that under the code name of “Keystone”, we come across “a revamped HDMI streaming stick running Xbox Game Pass and its cloud gaming serviceHowever, Microsoft is said to be exploring other iterations of the product before bringing it to market, so it is unknown when it will make its debut.

A mere concept of the Xbox Keystone: A Chromecast with the Xbox logo

“Our vision for Xbox Cloud Gaming is unwavering, our goal is to enable people to play the games they want, on the devices they want, anywhere they want. As announced last year, we’ve been working on a gaming device codenamed Keystone, which could connect to any TV or monitor without the need for a console,” said a Microsoft spokesperson.

“As part of any technical journey, we are constantly evaluating our efforts, reviewing our learnings, and ensuring we are delivering value to our customers. We have made the decision to abandon the current iteration of the Keystone device. We will take our learnings and refocus our efforts.” in a new approach that will allow us to offer Xbox Cloud Gaming to more gamers around the world in the future.”

From what is known so far, Keystone has been in development for a couple of years, and Microsoft is still finalizing the product’s feature set for future release. It is speculated that this device will be based on the Windows or Xbox operating system instead of alternatives like Android, which would allow Microsoft to offer its own streaming media apps like Microsoft Movies & TV.

Microsoft has also previously hinted at the possibility of offering tv apps for Xbox Cloud Gaming, which would make the purchase of a device of this type even more interesting, which for very little money would already allow players to enjoy hundreds of games with a very low initial investment.

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