Microsoft could launch a streaming box to play Xbox… without Xbox

Will the future of Xbox be played entirely in the cloud? In the short term, certainly not, but it is in any case a path on which Microsoft seems to want to move.
According to Venturebeatthe American company would be developing a device to connect to its television allowing players subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to play in Diffusion via xCloud outside of the Xbox ecosystem.

This device, which could be launched in the next twelve months, could dispense with the purchase of a home console. It would adopt a format quite similar to the Google Chromecast or the Amazon FireStick and would mainly focus on the video game. However, Microsoft could integrate different applications to allow users to access their video services in Diffusion favourites.

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In addition, Microsoft would work in hand with Samsung to insert an Xbox application in the Korean manufacturer’s connected televisions by one as well. Owners of Samsung smart TVs could thus play streaming via xCloud without a console and without a dongle, directly from their television.

With this Xbox key, Microsoft could compete head-on with other players already present on the gaming market by Diffusion like Google with its Stadia offer or Nvidia and its GeForce Now service.

According to Tom Warren, a journalist from The edge generally knowledgeable about the secrets of the American giant, this Xbox dongle works part of the initiative “Xbox Everywhere”, from Microsoft.
This would include, among other things, the arrival of xCloud in other markets, support for new titles on Microsoft’s Cloud Gaming platform (such as the recent arrival of Fortnite), but also and above all the possibility play the Xbox games you already own through the cloud.

Source : 9to5Google

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