In addition to an update to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft plans to market a box that allows you to use the xCloud.
As part of a partnership with TV manufacturers, Microsoft has announced the upcoming arrival of its service Xbox Game Pass on multiple televisions thanks to streaming technology xCloud. This will have its own application, called Xbox TV, as well as its own HDMI stick. Liz Hamren, Head of Gaming Experience and Platforms at Microsoft, said, “ we work with TV manufacturers around the world to bring the Game Pass experience directly into internet-connected TVs ».
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox Game Studios and the Xbox branch at Microsoft, previously talked about making a streaming stick as early as last year. Liz Hamren now confirms this information by specifying that “ we are also developing stand-alone streaming devices that you can plug into a television or screen. So if you have a good internet connection, you can stream your Xbox experience. “. We don’t know what this device will look like, or even what its price will be. We can imagine that Microsoft will come back in some time with other information to put in our mouths.
The availability date of the two features has not yet been announced but they should arrive sometime in 2021. As a reminder, Microsoft plans to discuss upcoming games on the Xbox Game Pass during his conference at E3. This takes place on Sunday June 13 at 7 p.m. It will focus its announcements around games from Xbox Game Studios as well as upcoming Bethesda games. We can in particular wait for news of the games Deathloop, or Starfield.