Microsoft planning Xbox TV for 2013

xbox tv Microsoft planning Xbox TV for 2013

Microsoft is creating an Xbox TV for launch in 2013, according to multiple sources cited by The Verge.

Microsoft is creating an Xbox TV for launch in 2013, according to multiple sources cited by The Verge.

 
The set-top box will be a low-cost alternative to a normal Xbox gaming console, primarily designed to be used for its entertainment features, such as video streaming. Gaming will be limited to “casual gaming,” making it a big departure from the console.
 
The device will run a pared-down version of Windows 8, with all the core components, and it is expected to have almost instant boot-up times.
 
The move marks a shift in approach to the Xbox name by Microsoft, with the Redmond, Washington-based company now utilising the brand for its wider entertainment product line, not just its gaming division.
 
xbox tv Microsoft planning Xbox TV for 2013
 
The device is expected to be unveiled next year, perhaps with Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console, which will be competing with Nintendo's Wii U, the latest console that has already launched in North America and will be launching elsewhere in the next two weeks.
 
A statement by Microsoft neither confirmed nor denied the rumoured Xbox TV, but the wording suggests this might indeed be on the horizon:
 
“Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend the console lifecycle by introducing controller-free experiences with Kinect and re-inventing the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships. We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention.”
 
Source: The Verge