Xbox head Phil Spencer Responds to Massive Leak of Documents
Xbox head Phil Spencer has addressed the recent leak of documents from June’s Microsoft vs. FTC trial. The leak accidentally exposed plans for Xbox’s future hardware and slate of games. In a statement on Twitter, Spencer expressed his disappointment at the leak but assured fans that the real plans will be shared when the company is ready.
Spencer’s response comes after additional documents from the trial were made public, with the blame being put on Microsoft by the FTC. The leaks included a lot of potentially revealing information about Xbox’s future. One of the major hardware revelations was that Microsoft expects the next generation of consoles to come out in 2028 and plans for a “cloud hybrid” Xbox that year. Before that, the company is planning a mid-generation refresh of the Xbox Series X and S in 2024.
The leaks also revealed potential plans for gaming accessories like a gaming mouse and keyboard, a one-hand controller, and a mobile controller that clips onto a phone. On the games side, the leaked documents included plans for remasters of The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion and Fallout 3, as well as a next-gen update to Red Dead Redemption 2.
The leak also provided insights into Phil Spencer’s own ambitions and internal communications. Among the revelations were his desire to acquire Nintendo, discussions about a “huge hole” in Xbox’s 2022 game lineup, and his thoughts about the PlayStation 5.
Earlier leaks from this week revealed that The Elder Scrolls 6 won’t come out for the PS5 and that Nintendo briefed Activision on a next-gen Switch last year. The leaked documents have since been taken down from the FTC website, but they continue to circulate online.
Microsoft has not provided any additional comment on the leaks, and Phil Spencer’s statement is currently the company’s official stance. Fans will have to wait for official announcements to learn more about Xbox’s future plans.
Alex Stedman, a Senior News Editor at IGN, noted that the leaks were significant and that IGN has reached out to Microsoft for further comment on the matter.
In conclusion, the leaked documents from June’s Microsoft vs. FTC trial have revealed exciting plans for Xbox’s hardware future and slate of games. Xbox head Phil Spencer has addressed the leaks and assured fans that the real plans will be shared when the company is ready. Gamers will have to wait for official announcements to learn more about the future of Xbox.