The name and functionality have been around for some time, but now for the first time Microsoft’s Xbox Director Phil Spencer shows in the picture (only partially) what the Microsoft Keystone, the first compact device that plugs into a TV to play Dell titles, looks like. The entire Xbox catalog, served via the Xbox Cloud game streaming platform.
Ever since we’ve heard about this device, even before the keystone codename appeared, everyone was thinking of an HDMI dongle, similar to Fire TV and similar dongles. In fact, from the first image, it is clear that the Microsoft Keystone will most likely look like a small box or CD that connects to TVs via an HDMI cable.
Microsoft is still working on it, but since the first image was released, it’s safe to assume for now that this will be the final look. Meanwhile, games from the Xbox Cloud Gaming catalog are already streamed in 1080p Full HD and up to 60 frames per second (FPS) via the Xbox TV app released for 2022 Samsung TVs and monitors.
Microsoft Keystone is also expected to make Xbox Cloud Gaming possible to stream to older TVs and monitors of any brand and model, with the same resolution and FPS. In addition to a nimble and lightweight interface to browse the catalog of available titles and quickly access the games you want, Microsoft Keystone is expected to offer Netflix apps and other similar streaming services as well.
At the time of writing, Microsoft has not officially confirmed or commented on the first image of Keystone. But it’s as if he did it via a post from the official Xbox Twitter account, a Suspension by Phil Spencer and photo. We are reporting text From the message translated into Italian “What did we say about putting old prototypes on your boss’ shelf”. Then again, “It’s a big wink, alert if you’ve seen one before.”