As Xbox prepares for the launch of its next-gen consoles, the company might already have additional console hardware in the works to be released in the near future. Speaking to Stratechery, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer teased this possibility and more.
“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,” Phil Spencer said. “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.”
In the same interview, Phil Spencer teased the idea of an “Xbox Game Pass Platinum” tier which guarantees access to new Xbox hardware.
As The Verge noted, this being Spencer’s first public mention of streaming TV sticks for xCloud implies that such devices might soon be released.
What do you think of the idea? Would you get a streaming stick for xCloud?