Tom Warren over at The Verge reports that multiple sources familiar with Microsoft say the company plans to release a TV set-top box based on Windows 8 in early 2013. The “Xbox TV” console will be a “lite” and cheaper version of the new Xbox, which is dubbed as Xbox 720 and also set for a 2013 release.
The Verge reports that “Xbox TV” will focus on streaming multimedia content. It will support casual gaming titles, but not “full Xbox games typically found on a dedicated console.” Similar competitors include Roku and Apple TV.
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