Microsoft may take a new direction for the Xbox starting in 2013. As sources informed the The Verge, the company can create ‘Xbox TV’, a competitor for Apple TV, which would be a set-top box focused on streaming video and casual games.
The device would be a cheaper alternative to the new complete console that Microsoft should announce at E3 2013, dubbed the Xbox 720. It should offer the multimedia options available and access to the lightest games, without the price of the complete video game.
The company’s strategy would be to make the new device part of Microsoft’s entertainment environment, which already has Windows Phone 8 smartphones, computers and tablets with the company’s operating systems.
Microsoft Set-top box Xbox TV