Microsoft’s head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has inadvertently offered a peek at the upcoming Xbox streaming device. There have been various rumours of the product ever since the company talked about the product back in June 2021.
Although tipsters weren’t able to get their hands on the images of the product, The Verge’s eagle-eyed reporters were able to spot the device. Spencer had shared a photo on Twitter to celebrate Fallout’s 25th anniversary. Among the Fallout merchandise and other gaming paraphernalia was a small white box perched on top of a shelf. Later, the Xbox account replied, “Now what did we say about putting old prototypes on your shelf boss.”
The Xbox game streaming device, codenamed Keystone, will let users stream games by connecting the device to their TV. A Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to CNET, “The device on Phil’s shelf was an old prototype of Keystone. Earlier this year, we announced that we made the decision to pivot away from the current iteration of Keystone and are taking our learnings to 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.”
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There have been various rumours surrounding Microsoft’s Xbox game streaming device. Some had wrongly speculated that the product would arrive as a dongle or stick that could be plugged directly into an HDMI port. Going by the photo shared on Twitter, the upcoming streaming device will be a box or puck-like device.
The Xbox game streaming device will also let users access Netflix and other media apps. The company also has an Xbox TV app for 2022 Samsung TVs and monitors. The Xbox TV app allows users to stream games at 1080p.