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Microsoft May Have An Xbox Handheld In Development

Microsoft may have a brand new Xbox gaming handheld device under development, according to the latest rumor.

Well-known insider Tom Henderson took to Twitter/X to hint at the existence of an Xbox gaming handheld device. His tweet came in response to The Verge’s Tom Warren, who wondered if Microsoft ends up working on an Xbox handheld.

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Warren stated that his ideal Xbox handheld would be one that has the Xbox OS and UI, grants access to the existing lineup of Xbox games, and even PC games with Windows at the back-end. He pointed out that Microsoft has the technology to build an Xbox handheld device similar to the Steam Deck. Henderson responded to Warren with a smile, possibly hinting that something along those lines may already be in development at Microsoft. Only time will tell whether that’s the case, however.

While the idea of an Xbox handheld that can run your existing library of games does sound enticing, we urge our readers to take such rumors and speculation with a grain of salt until there is confirmation via official channels.

Previously, it was reported that the new insider system update for Xbox offers additional network optimizations to improve content downloads while games are running, along with various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console and background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox consoles. Earlier, it was also reported that Microsoft may be looking to bring an overhaul to Xbox Achievements in a future system update sometime this year. This information was shared by Shpeshal Nick during an earlier episode of the XboxEra Podcast. Nick didn’t mention any specifics, but it’s likely to include something similar to PlayStation Network’s Platinum trophy, which is generally obtained by unlocking all other achievements for a game. Other new features may include a revamped Achievements UI.

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