What a thing to wake up to! While modern gaming industry leaks are commonplace (I still recall being blown away by the likes of Metal Gear Solid 2‘s Raiden focus, which feels like forever ago), you don’t come across true bombshells too often. As a result of the Microsoft and FTC fiasco that’s been going on this past year, we’re now privy to new (non-redacted) court documents that showcase a ton of the Xbox team’s future plans. Let’s dig right in.
One of Microsoft’s key strategies for gaming division growth has been acquisitions, and according to these documents, there might be more in the pipeline. As shown in these letters from Phil Spencer, the following organizations were eyed in the past:
The latter two are pie-in-the-sky wishlist-type acquisitions, but Spencer notes that bagging Nintendo would be a “career moment,” and “a good move for both companies.” Aim high!
Targeted game release windows were also part of the leak, and while current and prior releases were made public, future games are listed too. Here is everything that Microsoft shared in the docs:
Details on a planned Xbox Series X mid-gen console revision have leaked via official FTC documents.
• All digital Series X with 2TB storage
• New Xbox controller with gyro and haptic feedback
• Same price and horsepower (not a Pro console)
• Targeting release in October 2024… pic.twitter.com/HUqhGY7APb
Every generation has a “pro” or “mid-generational refresh” phase, and it looks like Microsoft is going to partake with the Series X.
The “Xbox Series X refresh” (codenamed Brooklin) boasts “more internal storage, faster wi-fi, reduced power, and a more immersive controller,” as well as a full console redesign. It looks to sport a 2TB internal storage, as well as a USB-CRead more on destructoid.com