Microsoft launches a game arm for xCloud game streaming


Wednesday, October 28, 2020 06:37 a.m.

A Window to the World – Microsoft’s latest Xbox game console is now official and slated to go on sale starting November 10 globally, but it appears the company has another inexpensive gaming console in production, as Xbox chief Phil Spencer has hinted at new gaming devices for gamers. It is mainly focused on the Xbox xCloud game streaming service, according to the Indian site TOI.

According to the tip, the new device is expected to be an Xbox xCloud gamepad like the Amazon Fire TV Stick or other media-focused devices that plug directly into the TV’s HDMI port and draw power from the USB port, and in a conversation with Stratechery (via The Verge), Spencer mentioned that these types of devices could take the form of a broadcast stick, or any other portable form factor, and would also be relatively cheaper compared to the upcoming Xbox Series S and Series X with consoles.

Spencer also indicated that the Xbox Game Pass subscription was included with these devices to allow users to broadcast and play their favorite titles on TV, while Microsoft did not confirm any other details about the broadcast device such as the name, features, requirements and pricing, and the company was rumored earlier to launch the game broadcast stick in 2016 and was expected to cost about $ 99.

We may see cheaper Xbox devices next year, and for those unaware, Sony is also expected to expand its PS Now subscription service to more countries including India soon, as the new service allows users to stream their PlayStation games to compatible devices. It also provides many other benefits.

Source: The Seventh Day


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