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An unredacted doc by accident made public as a part of Microsoft’s courtroom battle with the Federal Commerce Fee over its proposed $69bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard has revealed key info concerning the way forward for Xbox in addition to forthcoming video video games and messages concerning a possible bid to purchase Nintendo.

One piece of documentation, dated from April 2022, particulars Microsoft’s plan to launch refreshed variations of its Xbox Collection S and Collection X consoles in September and November 2024 respectively. The Xbox Collection X replace, codenamed Undertaking Brooklin is, in line with the doc, set to be digital solely – with no disc drive – and contains a new cylindrical design, 2TB storage drive, quicker wifi, and a brand new model of the Xbox controller with movement controls through a brand new accelerometer and a swappable, rechargeable battery. The Xbox Collection S (codenamed Ellewood) can also be set to boast quicker wifi in addition to a 1TB storage drive and decrease energy consumption.

Microsoft has deliberate to announce the Xbox controller on the finish of Might, with the brand new Xbox Collection X and S revealed on the finish of June or starting of July.

A presentation slide additionally a part of the leak confirmed Microsoft’s plans for a brand new next-generation console in 2028. No different particulars had been included.

Additionally revealed was a shows slide detailing deliberate recreation releases from the Microsoft-owned online game writer, Bethesda. These embrace Dishonored 3, Doom 12 months Zero, a sequel to Ghostwire: Tokyo and remasters of Elder Scrolls VI: Oblivion and Fallout 3.

Additionally included with the doc was an e mail change between Xbox chief Phil Spencer, chief advertising officer Chris Capossela, and business chief advertising officer Takeshi Numoto. The change seems to element Spencer’s plans to make a bid to purchase Nintendo. At one level within the change, Spencer writes: “I completely agree that Nintendo is THE prime asset for us in gaming and as we speak gaming is our almost certainly path to shopper relevance.” He later provides, “I don’t suppose a hostile motion can be a superb transfer so we’re taking part in the lengthy recreation.”

The leak can have a devastating impression on Microsoft’s advertising plans for its Xbox machines. It’s as but unclear how the delicate info was included in a courtroom doc or the place duty lies.

The Guardian has approached Microsoft for remark.

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