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Xbox could die, Microsoft teasing streaming service for 2020

Microsoft teases that it might launch a streaming service that doesn't require a console in the 'next three years'

By Anthony Garreffa from Nov 7, 2017 @ 1:30 CST

Xbox One X is now on the market for $499 in the US, with Phil Spencer doing the rounds with the media and teasing during an interview with Bloomberg that the company is working on a new streaming service.


Spencer told Bloomberg: "Microsoft will probably debut a streaming service that doesn't require a console for some types of content in the next three years". According to the report, Microsoft has been working on the streaming service for the last five years, but deemed it "too costly" and was never pushed into the market.

It's no surprise that Microsoft is working on a streaming service again, now that the Xbox family of consoles has grown by another three units since the original game streaming prototypes the company was working on over the last few years. We could expect a $20 a month or so per month cost for an Xbox streaming service, as Microsoft would have to price it against Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service, which lets gamers stream PS3 and PS4 games starting at $20 per month.


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