Microsoft is also reportedly working closely with Samsung to develop and Xbox game-streaming app for the tech giant’s TVs. That’s expected to be released in a similar time frame, according to VentureBeat. A Microsoft spokesperson said the company doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation.
According to reports, it might be launched within the next year. According to reports, Microsoft is developing a new streaming gadget that will allow users to access movie and TV services as well as games via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. According to a VentureBeat article on Friday, the gadget, which will link to TVs and may be fashioned like a tiny stick or puck, is scheduled to be introduced within the next 12 months.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs $15 a month and offers subscribers access to hundreds of games, EA Play perks and discounts, as well as Xbox Gold — $10 a month on its own — which focuses on online multiplayer games.
Microsoft has been expanding the ways people can stream games beyond its own Xbox consoles. Last week, the company struck a deal with Epic Games to offer Fortnite for free through Xbox Cloud Gaming. The move lets people play Fortnite on phones and other devices in a way similar to how they stream videos on services like Netflix, no need for a power console or gaming PC.