The Next Xbox Console Will Arrive In 2028, Microsoft Court Document Reveals

The statement confirms the earlier vague rumors we saw in previous legal battles.

Story Highlights

  • Microsoft Court Documents have revealed that the next Xbox console will arrive in 2028. The internal chat log from the lawsuit has seemingly leaked online, revealing the enticing prospect.
  • A non-Xbox executive questioned its next strategy regarding the multiple versions of Xbox consoles and also mentioned 2028 as the year when the next-gen will drop.
  • Microsoft plans to follow the same strategy of multiple consoles, as it did in the last and current gen, and allegedly achieved a lot of success in the process.
  • Previous rumors arising from the FTC vs. Microsoft court filings also suggest that Microsoft expects the next-gen of consoles to begin in 2028.

Court docs emerging from the recent Microsoft case have seemingly further affirmed that the next Xbox console will arrive in 2028. The company executives want to follow the same flexible approach of multiple console versions in the next-gen of consoles in 2028, as stated in a recent report by Axios. The leaked internal chat log that included the head of gaming, Phil Spencer, and CEO Satya Nadella has unveiled the enticing details.

The internal chat log from Spring 2022 was part of the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit that sought to block Microsoft’s buyout of Activision Blizzard completely. The chat log talked about the next strategy of Microsoft regarding its multiple versions support. The answer appears to be entirely affirmative, as the giant wants to utilize multiple options for the 10th console generation.

One of the things consoles have been really great at is giving a very clear platform target for developers, and [Game Development Kit] has been really good at this,” said Anuj Gosalia, corporate vice president of immersive experiences. When a non-Xbox executive questioned its future approach for the next-gen consoles in 2028, the corporate vice president of gaming ecosystems, Kevin Gammill, replied:

We have already started this journey with Xbox One and Xbox One X, furthering it in Series S|X. We need to be even more flexible going forward with gen 10, but also provide the ability for creators to take advantage of unique hardware capabilities.”

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The 2028 part was seemingly mentioned out of nowhere in the chat logs since the officials never expected the info to leak out to the public. All in all, the leaked internal chat log is from Spring 2022 and should be taken with a grain of salt. A lot of things could have changed in the year. Nevertheless, previous vague rumors from the FTC vs. Microsoft case also suggest that the next-gen of consoles will begin in 2028.

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