Microsoft unveils the design of the Xbox dedicated to cloud gaming

Phil Spencer, the boss of Xbox, teased the arrival of a new Xbox console by taking a picture of the shelf in his office. On the shelf is a mysterious object that looks like an even more compact Xbox console.

Credit: Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer posted a photo on social media of a figurine of Fallout’s mascot, Vault Boy, lying on a shelf. The Xbox boss brought it up to congratulate Bethesda on the series’ 25th anniversary. We can also see the new portable console from Logitech, the G Cloud. However, this is not the only element that has challenged internet users.

In fact, several shelves above, the most attentive players have noticed the presence of what looks like a new, smaller Xbox console. It wouldn’t beas the first time Spencer has teased an upcoming product like this before its official unveiling. Ahead of the launch of Microsoft’s current generation consoles in November 2020, Spencer kept the Xbox Series S on his shelf during interviews.

Microsoft confirms that it is indeed a new console

An Xbox representative released a statement to Digital Trends confirming two key details. First of all, the device photographed on Phil Spencer’s shelf is actually a prototype codenamed Keystone, the Xbox console dedicated to cloud gaming. The latter is very similar to the famous Stream Box that we have been talking about for months now.

Howeverwould this be an old prototype, meaning the current version of the hardware might not look like this at all. This image therefore confirms that Microsoft is actively working on a new Xbox console that is even cheaper and dedicated to streaming, but it is still unknown what exactly it will look like.

Since Microsoft announced the arrival of the console last year, many reports have suggested that this device would be a “puck”, similar to Google’s Chromecast series. However, Microsoft quickly confirmed that they wanted ” a new approach “ment for” bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to more players worldwide in the future “. The Keystone project could therefore be even more compact today.

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