Xbox, Microsoft is working on a Chromecast-style device for cloud gaming

Xbox, Microsoft is working on a Chromecast-style device for cloud gaming

For some years now, a whole series of rumors that they want have been following one another on the web Microsoft be ready to release some sort of on the market streaming stick so to offer Xbox Cloud Gaming through a dongle characterized by a decidedly economical and affordable price for all types of pockets, in a similar way to the Chromecast from Google Stadia.

The first clue about it leaking on the net was Project Hobart while more recently the code name “Keystone”In a list of operating systems Xbox once again giving rise to the rumors that the American giant is struggling with this new cheap hardware useful to bring gaming to as many people as possible.

Xbox is ready to receive a new Chromecast-like device

And after all these rumors, here is the well-known online portal Windows Central released a new report where he revealed it’s all true: Microsoft is actually working on a streaming device HDMI modernized that will allow fans to be able to use Xbox Game Pass and its service of cloud gaming.

However, according to the site above, the colossus of Redmond is exploring further iterations of the product before bringing it to market. In a statement provided to Windows Central a spokesperson for Microsoft herself reaffirmed their commitment to trying to make the world as accessible as possible Xbox obviously lowering the costs of dedicated hardware.

This is despite acknowledging that the existing version of the Keystone needs a little more time to be placed on the market around the world.
Below you will find the shared statements a Windows Central by a spokesperson for Microsoft:

“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, wherever they want.

As announced last year, we worked on a game streaming device, codenamed Keystone, that could be connected to any TV or monitor without the need for a console.

But as is always the case with a technical process, we constantly evaluate our efforts, review our knowledge and make sure we bring value to our customers. And that’s why we made the decision to abandon the current iteration of the Keystone device.

We will keep in mind what we have learned in recent months and will direct our efforts on a new approach that will allow us to offer Xbox Cloud Gaming to more players around the world in the future ”.

According to what Windows Central has learned, Keystone has been in development for a couple of years now, with Microsoft which continues to finalize the product feature set. And this device could possibly run some sort of operating system Windows and Xbox in reduced version since the same “Keystone”Originally appeared in a list of operating systems along with the different platforms Xbox such as “ERA” and “GameOS”.

The site also said it does not expect an official announcement of Keystone shortly, and therefore not even Xbox & Bethesda Showcase scheduled at 19:00 on 12 June.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.