According to rumors, Microsoft was supposedly working on a streaming-only Xbox console. But this rumor has now been confirmed untrue by none other than Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Gaming Phil Spencer. He stated that right now the company is in no way committed to developing a streaming-only Xbox console.
Since the May 2019 release of the disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, and the Redmond company announcement that it is working on Project xCloud and brand new game consoles, fueled the Xbox fans mind to mean that a streaming console may be in the works.
In an interview with Game Spot, Phil Spencer stated, “We are not working on a streaming-only console right now. We are looking at the phone in your pocket as the destination for you to stream, and the console that we have allows you to play games locally”. The gaming division of Microsoft is working extremely hard to make quality game streaming services a reality.
Earlier this year Kareem Choudry, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of cloud gaming stated on March 2019, “We’re developing Project xCloud not as a replacement for game consoles, but as a way to provide the same choice and versatility that lovers of music and video enjoy today. We’re adding more ways to play Xbox games.”
Microsoft Project xCloud will be entering the public beta tests on September to select markets and may release officially by 2020. This game streaming technology is being developed to help Microsoft’s console hardware and to give Xbox users the ability to function through other devices with as minimum lag as possible.
The possibility of whether streaming-only Xbox console is on the cards, there is a 50/50 chance. A streaming-only console could be possible someday, judging by the course Microsoft is taking and hopefully very soon.
Source: Game Spot