The future of Xbox Consoles could be a Streaming Stick

The future of Xbox Consoles could be a Streaming Stick

With the Microsoft Xbox Series consoles just around the corner, it appears that we have a good look at the future of Xbox Consoles. The CEO of Xbox, Phil Spencer, however, has a different vision for the future generations of Xbox Consoles.

To help expand the reach of the Xbox streaming service, xCloud, Microsoft might consider releasing a "streaming stick" for the subscription service. This streaming stick could be a lot like an Amazon Fire Stick, in terms of size and dimensions. So, here's what Phil Spencer highlighted.

The future of gaming is compact and on the cloud

Spencer said on the Stratchery podcast that part of Microsoft's effort to lower the price barrier could be to offer xCloud on a streaming stick that simply gets plugged into a TV.

"I think you're going to see lower-priced hardware as part of our ecosystem when you think about streaming sticks and other things that somebody might want to just go plug into their TV and go play via xCloud," Spencer said, as reported by Stevivor.

Spencer also teased that this streaming option could be bundled with Game Pass, meaning that all you would need to buy is a controller. "You could imagine us even having something that we just included in the Game Pass subscription that gave you an ability to stream xCloud games to your television and buying the controller," Spencer said.

If this sort of a streaming service becomes a reality, it could perhaps be one of the most accessible forms of gaming that we have seen. Cloud gaming is a great idea on paper but the implementation of it needs to be improved.

Interestingly, this is the plan for the next generation of Microsoft consoles. Right now, the company wants to sell more Game Pass codes, rather than actual consoles because theirs is a userbase across all platforms.

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