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.
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.
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.