The rumors turned out to be true. Xbox just confirmed that working on a device for streaming video games. Dubbed “Keystone” as its codename, it will work similarly with gadgets like the Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV.

For some time now we have seen the first rumors about this device. Nonetheless, finally confirmedand Microsoft chose the middle window center to get your message across.

Through a statement to the aforementioned media, a company representative confirmed the existence of the device. In his statements, he also comments on the company’s intentions with this new gadget and be part of the growth of Xbox Cloud Gaming and, at the same time, Xbox Game Pass.

Our vision for Xbox Cloud Gaming is unwavering, our goal is to empower people to play the games they want, on any device, where they want. As announced last year, we’re working on a game streaming device codenamed Keystone that can connect to any TV or monitor without the need for a console.

Microsoft representative

How does Microsoft Keystone work?

Xbox Keystone
Xbox Wireless Receiver for Windows 10

If you’ve seen the Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV work before, you already know the basics of Microsoft Keystone. This is a device that by simply connecting it to our TV via HDMI and connecting it to our Wi-Fi connection will allow us to stream our favorite games from the company’s cloud, Xbox Cloud Gaming.

In this way you will be able to play all the games available in the subscription, including Xbox exclusives; without having to have a console or computer connected to the TV. In this way, Microsoft wants to reach more and more people with its ecosystem. gameseven those who can’t afford an Xbox Series X/S system.

As part of any technical journey, we constantly evaluate our efforts, analyze the knowledge gained and provide value for our customers. We have made the decision to retire the current version of the Keystone device. We will build on what we have learned and focus our efforts on a new approach that will allow us to bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to more players around the world in the future.

However, it seems that Microsoft is still actively working on the development of the device. All the rumors say that the company has been working on it for several years.; but from what we can understand from the spokesman’s statements, it is not yet in a satisfactory condition to launch.

Learn more about Xbox Keystone

As of now, no launch date for this new device has been announced. However, since Microsoft wants to refocus some elements of its Keystone, it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to see it too soon.

Until now, we don’t know much else. Details such as the operating system the device will include or any additional features it may offer are completely unknown.

In addition to Keystone, previous rumors they also mentioned the Xbox Cloud Gaming app for smart TVs. Thus, those televisions that already had an advanced operating system could stream video games without having to buy an additional device. Unfortunately, Microsoft did not mention such an application in their statements.

Source: Hiper Textual

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