Now you can play your Xbox Series S almost anywhere.
Every once in a while, a really nifty idea makes its way onto Kickstarter, and I can’t control my urges to back it. Introducing the Xscreen, a device that sounds like something from the ’80s & ’90s is actually a device that turns the Xbox Series S into a mobile platform. Sure, this has burnt me countless times in the past, but this one is really cool.
It’s really ingenious — this attachment that includes an 11.6-inch 1080p 60Hz screen, external speakers on to the Xbox Series, and turns the console into a mobile device. Sure, you still need to power it by plugging the console in, but that’s it. You can ake this anywhere you want to game at, again, assuming you have power. The Kickstarter campaign went live today, with the asking goal of short under $10,000 — and that was smashed to bits. Currently, the pledged amount is sitting at $35,000, and there are still 29 days to go — fantastic news for the creator of Xscreen, UPspec Gaming.
There are still plenty of pledges to go; however, the asking price might be a bit steep for most. Starting at the Super Early Bird pledge at $187, Early Bird at $195, and the Super Kickstarter Special at $217. Of course, you can donate a few dollars to the cause without claiming an Xscreen for yourself. If interested, head on over to the Xscreen official Kickstarter page.
If you ask me, this is the perfect way for a gaming console LAN party. Just get a few of these, set them up in a room, and you’re good to go. Given that Nintendo’s Switch has sold pretty damned well, it shouldn’t be any surprise that taking the same approach for the Xbox Series S wouldn’t do the same. A much more powerful console that suddenly can be played anywhere thanks to the Xscreen, it’s brilliant. I’m sure that Xbox will want to reach out to the UPspec Gaming team and praise them on this idea.
This is going to sell a lot of Xbox Series S consoles, that’s for sure. And yes, I have already backed Xscreen and I’m looking forward to reviewing the unit when it gets released. The Xscreen has a tentative ship date of January 2022.