Nick Baker, the founder of XboxEra and well-known insider, said he is aware of a big announcement from Microsoft scheduled for the current year related to the Xbox ecosystem. The reporter spoke about it during the last episode of his podcast, stating that “Microsoft will announce new hardware in 2022” and that “this is something unexpected.”
Nick Baker has proven himself repeatedly reliable, revealing well in advance the existence of the expansion of Iki for Ghost of Tsushima, the acquisition of Bluepoint Games by Sony, and the State of Play of March 2022. However, most of its leaks are related to the Xbox world. In the latest episode of XboxEra, the insider stated that a source of him would have confirmed the imminent announcement of a new Xbox hardware, but that he cannot reveal further details about the product. You can listen to the full conversation from 1:46:39.
The possibilities are manifold. Sony recently announced the PSVR 2, and Microsoft’s commitment to virtual reality is well known, so there may be news in this regard. Alternatively, the Redmond giant may be thinking of a Switch-style portable console, which would marry well with Cloud gaming and the connection between platforms, or a Chromecast-style accessory linked to the Cloud, which allows you to play Xbox on different screens without going through the console.
In short, as you will have understood, the possibilities are many, and at the moment, it is difficult to frame exactly the field in which Microsoft wishes to expand. However, if the rumor is well-founded, we will not have to wait long before the official announcement.