Microsoft have confirmed to Windows Central they have decided to shelf the Xbox cloud streaming device currently known as “Keystone” for the time being.
A spokesperson for Microsoft told the outlet:
“Our vision for Xbox Cloud Gaming is unwavering, our goal is to enable people to play the games they want, on the devices they want, anywhere they want. As announced last year, we’ve been working on a game-streaming device, codename Keystone, that could be connected to any TV or monitor without the need for a console,” a Microsoft spokesperson stated.
“As part of any technical journey, we are constantly evaluating our efforts, reviewing our learnings, and ensuring we are bringing value to our customers. We have made the decision to pivot away from the current iteration of the Keystone device. We will take our learnings and refocus our efforts on a new approach that will allow us to deliver Xbox Cloud Gaming to more players around the world in the future.”
“Keystone” is a project within Xbox that would allow gamers to plug in a streaming device directly into TVs or monitors without the need for a full console and would run entirely off of the cloud.