Earlier this month, insider Scuttlebutt spoke about Microsoft’s plans to launch a standalone TV over the next 12 months that will allow players to enjoy Xbox Game Pass titles through its xCloud streaming service – think a Google Stadia , but developed by a company that knows what video games look like. However, it seems that the company has decided to change the course of the project in favor of something else.
This device, codenamed Keystone, has been confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson as having been in development for a number of years, but as part of its “technological journey” the company will instead be “steering away from the current iteration of the Keystone device and will” take [its] learn and realign [its] Efforts to find a new approach that will make this possible [Microsoft] Bringing Xbox Cloud Gaming to more gamers around the world in the future.”
What this new future iteration of Keystone will look like – be it a device or a separate service – isn’t outlined by the speaker, but we can at least confirm that whatever form it takes, it won’t be seen until much later.
https://massivelyop.com/2022/05/30/microsoft-will-pivot-away-from-its-plans-for-a-standalone-cloud-streaming-games-device/ Microsoft will “walk away” from its plans for a standalone cloud streaming gaming device.