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 of WindowsCentral not only confirms the code name, but also received an important message from Microsoft.
The Xbox Keystone initially appeared on the list of the Xbox OS operating system, but now we can confirm that a streaming stick is being created under this code name, which will allow you to run 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 enable people to play the games they want, on the devices they want, anywhere they want. As announced last year, we’ve been working on a game-streaming device, codename Keystone, that could be connected to any TV or monitor without the need for a console. As part of any technical journey, we are constantly evaluating our efforts, reviewing our learnings, and ensuring 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 the decision to pivot away from the current iteration of the Keystone device. We will take our learnings and refocus our efforts on a new approach that will allow us to deliver 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.