Xbox Scarlett could get a sister console that will offer a smaller price and a competitive advantage over a few rivals.
When the next gene console was smoked to be in development, it was revealed that Microsoft was working on two different products.
One would be a finer gaming machine that provides better specifications, like the Xbox One X in the current cycle.
Another machine was also allegedly in the works, which would cost less, but reduce graphics and performance.
But when the new Xbox Scarlett project was announced during E3 2019, no accompanying console was revealed.
And since then, Microsoft has distanced itself from launching a sister console to Project Scarlett.
Now, a new report has discovered online that suggests that the tech giant might go in a different direction.
And if it turns out true, it may have the potential to influence things a little when it comes to the price of the PS5 and the e-launch of the Google Stage.
According to Microsoft insider Brad Sams is an xCloud console in the works.
Project xCloud is Microsoft's new streaming service, set to start as a rival to Google Stages.
A new cloud console wouldn't bring much power under the hood, but would give players a low latency way to access xCloud.
Here's more from Sams, via the ComicBook, which reveals in a new YouTube post: "They have a console box, which is a really low power, low latency device designed to connect directly to xCloud and give you A better gaming experience.
"Think about how the Stadia works ̵
"Microsoft has a similar thing, a cloud console box with very little power, but gives a better experience than just playing from a TV [smart] or something like that. " It's not quite a watch top box or an Apple TV competitor, but a box that would let you connect an Xbox controller directly to xCloud. The details of this are still creepy, but I hear that this project has not been killed. "
As mentioned above, it does not sound like Microsoft is fully committed to launching this new device and still working on it.
And the good news about this device is that it is said to be very cheap to buy, much more in range with a set-top box.
The price of this new xCloud console can range from $ 60 to $ 100 and would make it easier to buy for some players.
That would give Microsoft a secondary device to take PS5 and Google Stage platforms with, although with limited appeal.
Google Stage will start later this year and will be able to play
But Microsoft may have noticed that a Stadia Controller will be required for TV & # 39 ; is, with a recent FAQ from Google explaining:
"You can use many popular HID compatible controllers when playing via USB cable on Chrome or mobile.
"On your TV, use the Stadia Controller and Google Chromecast Ultra."
And when it comes to PS5, it seems likely that Xbox Scarlett will be Microsoft's primary way to win over fans.