Basically, a set-top box version of the next Xbox.
According to The Verge, Microsoft is preparing a 'Xbox TV' device to be revealed pre-holiday 2013, and with 'casual gaming and streaming'.
Just a few weeks after the rumor about an incoming 'XBOX Surface Tablet', here goes another one from The Verge, this time about a set-top box to be called 'XBOX TV'.
According to sources 'close to the matter', the “always on” device will run on core Windows 8 components and will support "casual gaming" titles rather than 'full Xbox games typically found on a dedicated console'.
It will be unveiled in 2013 with a release date ahead of the holiday shopping season, and aims to compete with Apple TV and other similar devices.
Here are the full details:
There you have it. So, what do you think? Would you be OK with two or three new XBOX SKU's for next year?
NEWS SOURCE #1: Xbox TV set top box casual gaming streaming (via) TheVerge
NEWS SOURCE #2: Xbox TV device rumor resurfaces to be unveiled in 2013 (via) VG247
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