Phil Spencer’s shelf is at it once more. Ever because it was found the Xbox boss had secreted an Xbox Series S in plain sight behind him throughout a video interview months earlier than the console was introduced, followers have been scouring his furnishings for teases of extra future reveals – and hypothesis is now mounting that Spencer has simply revealed Microsoft’s long-in-the-works Xbox Sport Move streaming gadget on Twitter.
Spencer shared his latest shelf photo earlier as we speak, writing, “Vault Boy left the shelter and stopped by my workplace to have fun the Fallout twenty fifth Anniversary.” Conspicuously, although, the Vault Boy statue that is supposedly the main focus of the tweet is way from the main focus of the picture. As a substitute, the photograph continues a number of cabinets upward, revealing a mysterious Xbox-branded field followers have up to now struggled to establish – and which many are speculating is perhaps the Xbox game-streaming field, codenamed Keystone, introduced in 2021.
As described by Microsoft in an update on the project in May, the as-yet-unseen Keystone is meant to be a low-cost gadget enabling customers to play Xbox Cloud Gaming titles by any TV or monitor with out the necessity for a console. Reviews on its actual nature have different – some claimed it was a stick-like dongle, others a field – however no matter it was beforehand, Microsoft mentioned it was ‘pivoting away’ from the then-current iteration to refocus on “a brand new strategy”.
Little has been heard from Keystone since, however the undertaking has now returned to the highlight because of the mysterious white Xbox-branded field now glimpsed in Spencer’s newest photograph. It is definitely sufficiently small to be some kind of game-streaming field, being barely wider than the Xbox controller beside it, and it is clearly impressed by the Xbox Collection S aesthetic – however frankly, with out extra to go on, it might be something. And certainly, guesses have gone manner past a streaming field, with some suggesting it might even be a model of the Xbox Series S external disc drive that popped up in a Microsoft patent earlier this 12 months.
In fact, now could be maybe be a shrewd time to start teasing an affordably priced subscription-based streaming field given the present discourse across the expertise following Google’s decision to shut down its ill-conceived Stadia service. For Microsoft’s half, the one follow-up it is offered on Spencer’s tweet and the ensuing hypothesis up to now came from the official Xbox Twitter account, which wrote, “Now what did we are saying about placing outdated prototypes in your shelf boss”. So sure, no matter it’s stays a thriller for now, however be at liberty to hitch within the hypothesis enjoyable till Microsoft makes it in any other case!