Much has been speculated about the possibility that Microsoft was working on a second hardware project in addition to its next home console known as Project Scarlett. After the statements of Phil Spencer during the last edition of E3, it seemed that the rumors had been buried to discard what until then was known as Project Lockhart, but what would happen if the brand instead of creating a second economic console offered a very low cost option to use the xCloud service?
This week the executive editor of Thurrott.com, Brad Sams, spoke of some rumors circulating that Microsoft has not ruled out the possibility of removing for sale to device that would allow users to connect to the xCloud service from their TV with broad comfort. It would not be an economic console as indicated by the Project Lockhart, but something even simpler that would allow users who did not have the application of xCloud on their TV to use the service, if they have it, offer a better experience that would reduce latency.
The supposed Microsoft device, somehow, would compete with Google Stadia’s Founder’s Edition package and work in a similar way: just as Google control improves the experience of streaming thanks to its direct connection to the service via Wi-Fi , the Microsoft device would do something similar. Brad Sams points out that it would be a very low cost option, maybe between $ 60 or $ 80 dollars.
No doubt, there is still much to know about how Project xCloud will work to give strength to this theory, but it does not sound like a crazy thing either. For now, if you want to know more about this service, we recommend you check our video special report in which we offer you our first impressions of xCloud after testing it in E3 2019.