Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has sent an email to Microsoft employees about a large-scale data leak about Xbox. In it, he claims that the company’s plans were “inadvertently disclosed” but may have already changed, writes The Verge.
According to Phil Spencer, the intentions regarding Xbox became known as part of the US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) case against Microsoft. The documents showed the corporation’s intentions to redesign the Xbox Series X console, develop a new controller codenamed Sebille, unannounced Bethesda games, and even discussions about acquiring Nintendo.
However, the Xbox executive emphasizes that some documents are dated last year, while others are from earlier years. So Microsoft’s intentions could have changed.
“I know this is disappointing, even if many of the documents are well over a year old and our plans have evolved,” he said in a letter to employees about the data leak.
At the same time, Phil Spencer promises that there are many interesting things to come. As soon as the company is ready, it will announce its plans.
“We’ve seen the conversation around old emails and documents. It is hard to see our team’s work shared in this way because so much has changed and there’s so much to be excited about right now, and in the future. We will share the real plans when we are ready,” he wrote in a letter.
Phil Spencer’s reaction to the data leak also appeared on the X platform. In his post, he also noted that the published data could be outdated, and the company’s intentions could have changed.
We've seen the conversation around old emails and documents. It is hard to see our team's work shared in this way because so much has changed and there's so much to be excited about right now, and in the future. We will share the real plans when we are ready.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) September 19, 2023
According to NBC News, files revealing Microsoft’s plans for the Xbox have been uploaded to the website of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and include more than 100 documents. The FTC stated that Microsoft was responsible for the error when downloading the files.