Microsoft has suffered a series of leaks that pertain to its future strategy, upcoming releases, and other hardware.
The leaks show off a mid-generation Xbox Series X refresh that will reportedly launch next November. The new version of the Xbox Series X will be completely digital and has a front-facing USB-C port, 2TB of storage (an increase on the base model's 1TB storage), Bluetooth 5.2 support, and Wi-Fi 6E. In addition to this, a new controller has leaked that appears to have haptic feedback built in, along with an accelerometer for gyro support purposes.
Microsoft is also reportedly targeting a 2028 release date for a next-generation Xbox console, with Microsoft wanting 'Full Convergence'. What this actually means is unclear, but it's likely that Xbox wants to see cloud gaming and native gaming have a marriage of ideals and be something that is equally supported by both consoles.
Meanwhile, the full title release schedule for Bethesda Games has also leaked, confirming several games that were previously leaked and officially leaking multiple games that weren't previously known about.
Of the games confirmed through the leak, the following are the most notable:
- Doom Year Zero
- The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Remaster
- Fallout 3 Remaster
- Ghostwire: Tokyo Sequel
- Dishonored 3
It is worth noting that while The Elder Scrolls VI is featured in the list of games to be released in the Financial Year 2024, another court document states that the game isn't expected to be released until at least 2026.
The final leak comes from an internal discussion with Xbox chief Phil Spencer and discusses potentially acquiring both Nintendo and Warner Bros Games in 2020, though Spencer notes that purchasing WB wouldn't give ownership of any IP which could hurt 'long term flexibility'. Spencer states that he's 'had numerous conversations with the LT of Nintendo about tighter collaboration and feel like if any US company would have a chance with Nintendo we are probably in the best position.'