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Xbox One media remote tipped to launch in March

The dedicated Xbox One media remote may arrive in March, according to one online retailer.

Ahead of any official announcement from Microsoft, the media remote for the Xbox One has leaked online.

Amazon Canada has listed the official Xbox One media remote with a suggested release date of March 4 across Canada and North America.

The listing details Microsoft as the official manufacturer and states that the device will cost $24.99CA, or around £13.70 when it is released.

Although the listing has since been removed, a Google Cache version of the page still exists and shows the little media remote in all its glory.

The image reveals that the media remote will offer various playback buttons, channel changers, volume adjustment and navigational buttons.

A guide button is also evident on the remote, but the Amazon listing didn’t provide any details on other functionalities for the device.

That means we don’t yet know whether the Xbox One media remote will be able to double as your TV controller.

Microsoft confirmed when revealing the Xbox One in May that existing Xbox 360 media remotes would not be compatible with the next-generation console.

However, it did not reveal whether there would be an Xbox One version available at any point. In fact, this is one of the first mentions of an Xbox One media remote we’ve seen so far.

So far, Microsoft has maintained its view that the Xbox One Kinect and its voice command capabilities pretty much negates any need for a dedicated media remote.

If you don’t fancy chatting away to your Xbox One when you’re trying to watch a movie, then this dedicated media remote may be what you need. If it’s made official.

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Via: CVG

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