It seems like Phil Spencer, head of Xbox has unintentionally revealed an upcoming Xbox device on Twitter.
Bethesda, owned by Mircosoft is currently celebrating 25 years anniversary of the Fallout series. In order to commemorate the event, Spencer took to Twitter and posted an image of his shelf containing various products.
Vault Boy left the shelter and stopped by my office to celebrate the #Fallout25 Anniversary. Congratulations to the @Fallout @Bethesda teams on this major milestone for an iconic franchise. pic.twitter.com/hGoN1sAQRK
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) October 10, 2022
Some eagle-eyed users noticed a rather suspicious-looking white box on top of the shelf beside an Xbox controller. The box appears to be quite small, smaller than Xbox Series S.
Phil Spencer has used his shelf to tease fans about upcoming Microsoft games and announcements for quite some time now. Spencer previously hid an Xbox Series S behind him in plain sight during a video interview months before the console’s official announcement.
Meanwhile, Microsoft released a statement to Digital Trends and confirmed the white device to be an old Xbox Keystone prototype. The official Xbox Twitter account replied to Phil’s Tweet saying, “ Now what did we say about putting old prototypes on your shelf boss.”
Microsoft announced last year that it was planning to bring an Xbox streaming device to the market. “We’ve been working on a game-streaming device, code name Keystone, that could be connected to any TV or monitor without the need for a console,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Windows Central in May 2022.
Thanks to Spencer’s Tweet, we got a first look at the Keystone console. Judging by the image, the console is going to be relatively compact. It should be noted that Xbox referred the console in the image to be an “old prototype”. The finished product might look a lot different than the one in the photo.
There is still no news from Xbox or Microsoft regarding Keystone’s release date. Once the console is officially revealed, we will get to know more details about the device and its price.