Leaked Microsoft documents suggest Xbox is planning a next-generation hybrid console for 2028

Earlier this year, Microsoft and Xbox were in court over their $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Various previously unpublished documents from these lawsuits have been leaked, revealing that Xbox boss Phil Spencer once considered acquiring Nintendo and Warner Bros. games, an update to the Xbox Series X/S and a new Xbox controller for 2024 are planned and that there are potential remasters of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Another leaked document details the company’s plans for a next-generation hybrid console in 2028, as reported by The edge.

This document does not reveal what the console is, what it might be called, and what it might one day look like. However, it reveals some key details about its architecture and how Xbox views it as a hybrid gaming platform that leverages the cloud.

In the “Our Vision” section of the document, Microsoft writes: “Develop a next-generation hybrid gaming platform capable of harnessing the combined power of client and cloud to enable deeper immersion and entirely new classes of gaming experiences . “Optimized for real-time gaming.” “For Play and Creators, we will enable new levels of performance that go beyond the capabilities of client hardware alone.”

The document also lists “key strategic decisions and investments” related to CPU, GPU, graphics innovations and more. You can check it all out for yourself below:

The Verge via FTC vs. Microsoft court documents

The edge I received another document that shows a timeline of Xbox console releases going back to the original Xbox in 2001. This timeline lists “Next Gen” for 2028, with references such as “Cloud Hybrid Games” and “Immersive Games & App Platform.”


The Verge via FTC vs. Microsoft court documents

Another document indicates that hardware design would begin in 2024, with development kits arriving in 2027 before hitting the market in 2028. Go to The edge Further details and more can be found here.

For more, read how Xbox boss Phil Spencer reflected on the 2020 acquisition of Nintendo and Warner Bros. Games, then take a look at the updated Xbox Series X/S and new Xbox controller, according to internal Microsoft documents will appear next year. Then read how a leaked Microsoft document suggests that remasters of Fallout 3 and Oblivion could be on the way and that The Elder Scrolls VI won’t be released until 2026 at the earliest.

[Source: The Verge]

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Chrissy Callahan

Chrissy Callahan is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chrissy Callahan joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ChrissyCallahan@worldtimetodays.com.

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