It has been a well kept secret that Xbox is working on a cloud gaming device for a while now. It seems as though those secrets are starting to come to light as Jez Corden of Windows Central has recently unveiled that “Keystone” is a cloud gaming device that is currently in production.
Microsoft responded to Windows Central’s request for comment, saying “Our vision for Xbox Cloud Gaming is unwavering, our goal is to enable people to play the games they want, on the devices they want, anywhere they want. As announced last year, we’ve been working on a game-streaming device, codename Keystone, that could be connected to any TV or monitor without the need for a console”. The device is not ready for prime time just yet according to the article as Xbox works on the finishing touches before it is officially unveiled.
As Xbox continues to grow their brand and look for customers outside of the core gaming market, “Keystone” should be a step towards making gaming accessible for more players. Three Billion gamers is a figure the company often throws around when discussing the potential market for gaming, and this device is just one entry point for the team to eventually reach their goals.