Xbox head Phil Spencer made a YouTube video promoting PC Game Pass’s expansion into 40 new markets. Eagle-eyed fans have spotted a mysterious white box on a shelf behind Spencer that appears to be the Xbox Keystone.
Spencer had previously previewed the console, a low-cost cloud gaming device. Microsoft confirmed the existence of the console in a press release in May 2022.
Our vision for Xbox Cloud gaming is unchanging and our goal is to give people the ability to play the games they want, on their favorite devices, wherever they want. As announced last year, we’ve been working on a game streaming device, code-named Keystone, that can connect to any TV or monitor without the need for a console.
As part of our technology experiments, we constantly summarize our efforts, review, learn, explore, and ensure that we bring value to our customers. We have decided to move away from the current version of the Keystone device. We will learn our lessons and refocus on a new approach that will enable us to deliver Xbox Cloud gaming to more gamers around the world in the future.