In March, Microsoft’s archive datamin revealed a mysterious project codenamed Keystone, which eventually led to a report about Xbox’s plans to launch a streaming device next year.
Now, in a statement to Windows Central, Microsoft has officially confirmed that “Keystone” is the game-streaming device it’s been working on for the past year:
“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 are working on a game streaming device, codenamed Keystone, that can connect to any TV or monitor. without the need for a controller.”
It also appears to have made a “decision to walk away” from the current iteration of the device and will regroup with a “new approach” – allowing it to deliver its vision of Xbox Cloud gaming around the world:
“As part of any technology journey, we are constantly evaluating our efforts, reviewing what we’ve learned and making sure we’re adding value to our customers. We’ve made the decision to abandon the current iteration of the Keystone hardware. Lessons learned and refocus our efforts on a new approach that will allow us to bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to more gamers around the world. the world in the future.”
According to Windows Central, the device may eventually run on some kind of “vulnerable” Windows or Xbox operating system. The exact timeline of the device is also still unclear, so you should not expect to see it in the near future.
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