‘Xbox Series Z’ handheld fan render imagines a futuristic Xbox portable

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Xbox Series Z FanartSource: @imkashama on Tiktok

Since the dawn of time, man has looked to the stars and wondered the profound questions of the universe, such as “what is the meaning of life?” “Is there a God?” and, “What if Microsoft had a handheld Xbox?”

Indeed, the Nintendo Switch accounted for almost 90 per cent of all console sales in Japan through 2020, with no sign of slowing down. Handhelds are en vogue, and Microsoft’s own Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming project hopes it can put an Xbox into mobile devices everywhere. But what if there was something a little more … native?

Tiktok concept artist @imkashama has produced a range of 3D renders on imaginary futuristic products, including foldable iPhones, augmented reality glasses, and even flying cars. Recently, a couple of @imkashama’s Xbox designs began making the rounds, and I thought I’d share them to get your thoughts.

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With impossible bezels and futuristic-engineering concepts, these types of designs probably aren’t destined for reality, but it’s fun to imagine. With Windows 10X heading to a range of new devices and Microsoft investing further in foldables with things like the Surface Duo, making a handheld device that can run Xbox games via Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming with improved ergonomics over a regular smartphone feels like an inevitable eventuality.

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Current Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming solutions for smartphones require you to carry around a controller and some kind of plastic harness to dock your phone, but given the popularity of the Nintendo Switch, you have to wonder if Microsoft hasn’t at least considered something easier on the hands.

What do you think? Hit the comments, let us know.

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