Microsoft would be working on a micro console for Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming

Microsoft would be working on a micro console for Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming

Reports of a mysterious Xbox device are making the rounds on the internet. It seems that Microsoft would be working on a micro console which would be intended for Xbox Game Pass cloud play. Microsoft, like many other companies before it, likes a good codename to keep their projects secret while generating a fair amount of buzz and publicity at the same time. The Keystone project, long speculated about, is no exception.

Despite the mystery, it now seems that we finally know what this next Xbox release is about, and it would soon be confirmed that Microsoft would be working on a micro console. At this stage, Xbox wraps its hardware projects in mystery and intrigue almost like a habit. Before the Xbox Series X was given that name, the gaming world knew it as Project Scarlett.

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Microsoft would be working on a micro console

Now, thanks to statements from a Microsoft spokesperson to Windows Central, we know exactly what Keystone is. Rather than being a new iteration of the Xbox Series X as some had theorized, Keystone will be Xbox’s next big step into cloud gaming. Microsoft would be working on a micro console, a kind of cloud gaming dongle to diversify its current hardware line. In the statement, the spokesman talks about wanting to remove all possible hardware barriers.

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The Keystone dongle would allow entering the new generation of video games without the need for a console. The only thing that would be needed is a screen to connect the Keystone device to. Xbox’s move makes sense. With the Xbox Game Pass service already being offered to gamers, a low-cost cloud gaming dongle could be a way to competitively capitalize on it. It could enter this pure cloud gaming services space with a strong footing against Google Stadia early on.

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