The editors of WindowsCentral found out about the new Microsoft hardware and the corporation confirmed the development of a project code-named Xbox Keystone. The first information about the device appeared in the files of the Xbox OS system.
Already a few weeks ago, we informed about Microsoft’s plans to introduce a new device – Jeff Grubb informed about hardware similar to the chromecast. Now, however, we have received concrete confirmation of the work on the project. Jez Corden z WindowsCentral not only confirms the code name, but also received an important message from Microsoft.
The Xbox Keystone initially made an appearance in the list of the Xbox OS operating system, but we can now confirm that under this code name, a streaming stick is created that will allow you to start Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Microsoft officially confirmed the development of the hardware, but a spokesman for the company emphasized that the company wanted to continue developing the project:
“Our vision for Xbox Cloud Gaming is unwavering, our goal is to empower people to play the games they want, on the devices they want, wherever they want. As announced last year, we were working on a game streaming device, codenamed Keystone, that could be connected to any TV or monitor without the need for a console. As with any technical journey, we continually evaluate our efforts, analyze the lessons learned, and make sure that we are bringing value to our customers. ”
This does not mean, however, that we can count on a quick premiere – Microsoft has decided to withdraw the currently created project and prepare a new-better one that will provide a wide audience with access to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
“We have made a decision to withdraw from the current version of the Keystone device. 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 players around the world in the future. ”
The WindowsCentral journalist emphasizes that work on the Xbox Keystone has been going on for several years, but Microsoft is still looking for appropriate features that could be added to the product. The editor believes that we are unlikely to see the project anytime soon.