Game On: Is Microsoft planning a streaming-only console?
July 24, 2018

A new Xbox console dedicated for streaming.

Just last month during E3, Microsoft has already announced that it will be building a new cloud gaming system called Scarlett Cloud as part of the company’s next-gen Xbox strategy. Rumors are now saying that the company might also introduce a new console dedicated only to streaming games.

This makes sense though since it would be a way for Microsoft to lure in more customers into the Xbox ecosystem, where they can initially buy a cheaper, streaming only Xbox and upgrade to a powerful one later on.

Since the games will be streamed through the cloud, much of the processing power needed to play the game will be on the server side, so this new Xbox wouldn’t need a very powerful hardware. It will likely still use the same Xbox One controller to make it compatible on any Xbox One.

While this is largely still a rumor, it makes sense that Microsoft goes into this option to offer games to users. With the likelihood that the streaming service could extend to Windows 10 devices, there’s a good chance that it will be welcomed by users everywhere.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and recently discovered his love for gaming.
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