In a recent email sent to Microsoft employees, Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, addressed the unfortunate incident of a major leak regarding Xbox. The internal memo, obtained by The Verge, reveals that the disclosure of Microsoft’s Xbox plans was unintentional and occurred as part of the ongoing FTC v. Microsoft case. Rest assured that steps are being taken to address this matter and ensure the appropriate measures are in place to prevent such occurrences in the future. Recent document leaks have unveiled some truly exciting information about the future of Xbox. Not only are we likely to see a disc-less Series X redesign, but there are also talks about a groundbreaking 2028 Xbox that promises to deliver “cloud hybrid games.” Furthermore, the leaks suggest that we can expect a brand new Xbox controller on the horizon. And perhaps most intriguingly, there have even been discussions surrounding the possibility of acquiring Nintendo. These revelations have certainly sparked excitement and anticipation among gaming enthusiasts everywhere.
Spencer indicates that there might have been changes in Microsoft’s plans, especially considering that some documents are from last year while others are from even earlier. In an internal memo, Spencer acknowledges the disappointment this may cause, assuring that despite the age of these documents, the company’s plans have evolved over time.
In a similar briefer statement shared on X (formerly Twitter), Spencer says: “We’ve seen the conversation around old emails and documents. It is hard to see our team’s work shared in this way because so much has changed and there’s so much to be excited about right now, and in the future. We will share the real plans when we are ready.”
Spencer reiterates this “real plans” message in his internal memo to Xbox employees. “We all put incredible amounts of passion and energy into our work, and this is never how we want that hard work to be shared with the community. That said, there’s so much more to be excited about, and when we’re ready, we’ll share the real plans with our players,” says Spencer.
Here is the full meme from Phil Spencer below:
Today, several documents submitted in the court proceedings related to our proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard were unintentionally disclosed. I know this is disappointing, even if many of the documents are well over a year old and our plans have evolved.
I also know we all take the confidentiality of our plans and our partners’ information very seriously. This leak obviously is not us living up to that expectation. We will learn from what happened and be better going forward. We all put incredible amounts of passion and energy into our work, and this is never how we want that hard work to be shared with the community. That said, there’s so much more to be excited about, and when we’re ready, we’ll share the real plans with our players.
In closing, I appreciate all of the work that you pour into Team Xbox to surprise and delight our players. In the days and weeks ahead, let’s stay focused on what we can control: continuing the amazing success of Starfield, the upcoming launch of the incredible and accessible Forza Motorsport, and continuing to build games, services and devices that millions of players can enjoy.