According to people familiar with the matter, Microsoft plans to enter the game streaming business.
According to a VentureBeat report, Microsoft plans to release an Xbox cloud gaming streaming device within the next 12 months that could resemble a Roku puck or an Amazon Fire TV Stick in shape.
The report states that the device will allow users to stream not only games available through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate but also movies and TV shows.
But it’s not just a physical bat or puck. Samsung Smart TVs are said to get an Xbox streaming app for the sets. Like the streaming sticks, it will be launched sometime within the next 12 months.
If Microsoft produces the above, it wouldn’t be surprising. Back at E3 in 2016, Phil Spencer noted that the gaming landscape is changing and that while consoles are still an important part of the ecosystem, most people play on more than one device and this is changing the way we play think about gaming.
“At Xbox, we want to create a world where you have more freedom and choice to play the games you want, with the people you want, on the devices you want. A world where you can play without limits. A world beyond generations,” he said.
And the company is delivering on its promise with its cloud gaming initiative, which is expanding with more games every month. And most recently, Xbox Cloud Gaming has added Fortnite to the service so you can play it for free on iOS, Android, and PC.
https://www.vg247.com/microsoft-has-plans-to-release-an-xbox-streaming-device-within-the-next-12-months-report Microsoft plans to release Xbox streaming device within next 12 months – report