Microsoft’s Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has responded to the recent Xbox leak, urging fans to be excited about the future of Xbox. The leak consisted of unredacted documents and emails related to the Xbox vs. FTC trial, revealing unannounced information about mid-gen console refreshes, upcoming Bethesda games, and Microsoft’s goals for its next-generation console.
In a public statement, Spencer acknowledged the leak and expressed his disappointment that the team’s work had been shared in this manner. He emphasized that much has changed since the creation of those documents and assured fans that there is a lot to look forward to. Spencer stated that the real plans will be shared when the company is ready.
It was initially unclear where the leak originated from, with the FTC denying any involvement. However, it was later revealed that Microsoft inadvertently leaked the documents while trying to provide the court with a secure cloud link for the trial exhibits. This was confirmed United States District Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley.
In an internal memo sent Spencer, he expressed his disappointment and acknowledged the mishap. He emphasized the company’s commitment to confidentiality and expressed a desire to learn from the incident. Spencer reassured everyone that there is much to be excited about and promised to share the real plans when the time is right.
The accidental leak is an embarrassing incident for Microsoft, especially considering that some of the information contained within the documents is no longer accurate. The leaked information mentioned possible new versions of the Xbox Series X and S consoles, as well as the announcement of games like Doom Year Zero, a sequel to Ghostwire: Tokyo, and Dishonored 3. While fans eagerly await official announcements, they can also look forward to the future of Xbox and what it has in store.
– “Microsoft’s head of Xbox says ‘so much has changed’ since documents leaked today” – GameSpot
– Internal memo shared Phil Spencer via The Verge