The head of the Xbox Phil Spencer says that Xbox will introduce a new Fire TV-like streaming stick for its cloud cloud gaming service.
In an interview StrategySpencer said the team has discussed new Xbox game pass ranges and that subscribers will receive free TV sticks as part of a deal that allows them to play exclusive games.
Spencer said: “When you think of streaming sticks and other things, I think you’ll see cheap hardware as part of our ecosystem, someone wants to plug in their TV and play via xCloud.”
Spencer added: “Anything we’ve included in the Game Pass subscription gives you the ability to stream exclusive games to your TV and buy a controller.
Currently, Xbox users can subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the latter of which includes access to cloud gaming on Android devices. The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is also included in Microsoft’s two-year financial plan, the Xbox All Access, which allows users to pay monthly for a new console without any upfront costs.
Instead, Spencer wondered if all access to the Xbox should be pitched to ‘Xbox Game Pass Platinum’.
“We did a little bit of this with the Xbox One last year,” he explained. “If you have access to all, Series X is guaranteed to be in front of you when it comes out. People do not know the name [of the new console] At the time, yes, ”Spencer said.
Microsoft has been talking about an Xbox TV stick for some time. In 2016, the company is set to launch the ‘Xbox TV’, which will be codenamed Project Hobart. However, this idea was eventually scrapped.
What happened to Project Hobart?
According to a report Windows Central, The device is all done and is going to be on display at E3 2016. This never happened, and now we all know, instead the company punched Project Scorpio and later turned it into the Xbox One X.
The Xbox Streaming Stick could stream your Xbox One games through your home internet, but of course it would be ahead of its time. While Xcloud is now a reality, it is clear that Microsoft has not yet rejected this idea, as streaming devices are more popular than ever.