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Xbox's project 'Keystone' has come up in conversation during Phil Spencer's recent interview with The Wall Street Journal.

As you might recall, earlier this month we saw an old prototype of Keystone on Phil's shelf. Now, in his latest interview, the Xbox boss has mentioned how the company decided to pivot to working with Samsung in the end.

A dedicated streaming device for Xbox could still happen in the future, but Phil thinks it's still probably years away (via The Verge senior editor Tom Warren):

"Keystone was something that we were incubating internally. Late spring we pivoted to working with Samsung. I still have the prototype... will we do a streaming device at some point? I expect we will, but it's years away"

Microsoft previously mentioned back in May of this year how it had decided to pivot away from the current iteration of the Keystone device. At the time stating how it would take its learnings and refocus these efforts on a new approach - allowing it to deliver Xbox Cloud Gaming to more players around the world in the future.

If you do want to cloud stream Xbox games, for now, you'll just have to resort to using your existing household tech.

How do you feel about Microsoft moving away from Keystone in its current state? Would you like a streaming device like this in the future? Comment below.