Now, in a statement to Windows Central, Microsoft has officially confirmed 'Keystone' is the game-streaming device it's been working on over the past year:
“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."
It's also apparently has made a "decision to pivot away" from the current iteration of the device and will regroup with a "new approach" - allowing it to deliver its vision of Xbox Cloud Gaming around the world:
"As part of any technical journey, we are constantly evaluating our efforts, reviewing our learnings, and ensuring we are bringing value to our customers. 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.”
According to Windows Central, the device could eventually run on a sort of "slimmed-down" Windows or Xbox operating system. The exact timeline for the device also remains unclear, so you shouldn't expect to see it in the immediate future.
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