The Xbox Microsoft merger saga continues with a new set of leaks allegedly revealing the company's strategies for the future. In addition to unveiling plans for upcoming game titles and remasters, the leaks included information on refreshes of the Xbox current generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and S, and alleged intentions to acquire more gaming companies, including Nintendo. While not all the information revealed was up-to-date, it potentially gives the public a glimpse into Xbox and Microsoft's plans for the future.
This leak was part of the ongoing FTC case regarding the merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. As part of the case, a slide deck was accidentally leaked in a since-deleted Phil Spencer FTC document. The leaks were up long enough for some to screen capture the information, which quickly spread across the internet.
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As part of the full slide deck obtained by The Verge, plans for Microsoft and Xbox were laid out and included two new consoles codenamed Brooklin and Ellewood. Brooklin will be an Xbox Series X refresh with 4K Gen9 gaming, more storage, and a new, smaller, cylindrical form factor. According to the documents, this new version of the Xbox X will also include 2TB of internal storage and will allegedly cost the same as the Xbox X at $499.
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The Ellewood, or Xbox Series S refresh, looks very similar to the current model but uses 20% less power in standby mode and includes improved technology, including Wi-Fi 6E, for a smoother wireless gaming experience. While an improvement over the current Xbox S, the company seems to be emphasizing updating their more premium console, asRead more on screenrant.com