A new Xbox console may have just leaked under the codename Xbox Keystone. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S released in 2020, which might seem like an eternity ago, but it wasn’t. The next generation of Xbox won’t be here for several years so Xbox Keystone isn’t that but it may be a revision of Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S similar to Xbox One X and to the Xbox One S, which were technically Xbox One consoles, but were also completely different machines at the same time.
Unfortunately, although the name “Xbox Keystone” was leaked thanks to some files, that’s all that was leaked. The leak doesn’t include any console information or media, which means we don’t know what it looks like and we don’t know anything about it. In fact, it’s also possible that it’s not a console codename at all. For all we know, it’s an accessory. Its placement under the old Xbox console codenames, however, suggests its proper hardware.
Below, you can check the evidence for yourself, courtesy of dataminer Tero Alohen:
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— Tero Alhonen💙💛 (@teroalhonen) March 9, 2022
It’s worth noting that while the above source has been cited in the past in connection with Microsoft leaks, that doesn’t negate the fact that none of this is official. Thus, it should be taken with a grain of salt.
The idea of a new Xbox console in the works is not an unreasonable proposition. Of course, Microsoft is working on new Xbox hardware. However, new Xbox console hardware is unlikely to release soon amid a massive chip shortage. If Xbox Keystone is a code name for a console, it’s a console that’s not coming out anytime soon. Microsoft can’t even keep up with demand for the Xbox Series X, so there’s no chance it’ll stretch the supply even further by introducing another model in the immediate or near future.
At the time of publication, this leak has not been collaborated with by any other source, and Microsoft has not addressed it in any capacity. That said, as the situation evolves, we’ll be sure to update the story accordingly. In the meantime, for more Xbox coverage, click here.