More Xbox products — including new consoles and streaming devices — are on the way.
That’s according to two reports published Wednesday morning. The Verge, citing a podcast from Brad Sams at Petri, reported that Microsoft will debut “at least two streaming devices” at the E3 gaming conference next month.
Verge reporter Tom Warren noted that one would be more like a “Chromecast-like device” which would stream Xbox digital content and compete with other devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. The other, as Sams details in his podcast, would be more robust and could potentially access Windows 10 apps and games.
Separately, Kotaku reported Wednesday that Microsoft is preparing to launch two new Xbox consoles — a smaller, cheaper version to be released later this year, and a more powerful version that would debut next year. The latter device could possibly support the Oculus Rift, with Kotaku noting that Microsoft is pursuing a partnership with the Facebook-owned virtual reality company. Both of the new consoles would help Microsoft bring together Xbox and Windows, Kotaku added.
Microsoft announced last month that it will stop production of the Xbox 360.