Xbox CEO Phil Spencer Gives Hints About xCloud Streaming Sticks For His TV
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has hinted that the company might be working on TV streaming devices for its xCloud gaming services. Spencer teased the new development during an interview. Project xCloud is Microsoft’s game streaming service that enables gamers to stream their favorite titles directly to their mobile device screens. Until now, the service was only available on Android smartphones and tablets. If Microsoft releases an xCloud dongle, it will allow gamers to start streaming on larger TV screens.
In an interview with StratecherySpencer said: “I think you will see lower priced hardware as part of our ecosystem when you think of streaming devices and other things that someone might want to connect to their TV and play through xCloud.”
Spencer also spoke about the possible launch of Xbox Game Pass Platinum, which offers subscribers access to new Xbox consoles, although it was not revealed how it differs from Xbox All Access, which already offers Xbox subscriptions and hardware in one package.
Spencer appears to be planning expansions of such packages in the future. As part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft’s video game subscription service, xCloud allows users to play more than 50 Xbox games on their Android devices, streamed directly from the cloud. Was thrown out for Android platforms on September 15. After its launch, it was available in beta for 22 markets. It should be noted that India was not part of the initial markets to obtain the service. However, more regions are expected to be added in the future.
In August, xCloud testing for the iOS platform was reported to be arrested by Microsoft. So the service doesn’t seem to be coming to iPhones or iPads anytime soon.
The next generation Xbox Series S the console is now ready for advance orders in India, priced at Rs. 34,990. The S Series and the flagship Xbox Series X, are scheduled to launch on November 10.