Xbox streaming key, project delayed

Announced some time ago in a half-word, the Xbox mini-console dedicated to streaming will only finally arrive “in a few years”.

Already announced in 2021, the Xbox streaming key should have arrived next year. This was revealed by indiscretions collected by the VentureBeat site last May, also predicting that an application offering the same functionalities would also be launched on Samsung Smart TVs (which was the case).

Xbox Keystone Project, the word to Phil Spencer

However, on the occasion of the recent Tech Live conference of the Wall Street Journal, the president of Microsoft Gaming -Phil Spencer- put a damper on this project: "Keystone was the code name of a project in incubation, a streaming console. So no local gaming, low price, plug into a TV, and you can play Xbox games. In late spring, we refocused to work with Samsung. We put an app on Samsung Smart TVs to play Xbox games”.

Xbox Keystone project, still relevant but postponed

As for this console itself, Spencer says: "I still have the prototype, it's on a shelf behind my computer (see photo below from Spencer's Twitter account, with the machine surrounded by us ). Will we make a streaming machine one day? I think so, but it will only be in a few years.”