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Microsoft backtracks on their new Xbox announcement

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Yesterday Microsoft made the accidental breakthrough announcement of a new Xbox being prepared for release. Now we all knew it was happening but this announcement was important as it was the first time Microsoft has officially confirmed it… and today they’ve denied they did that.

According to a new announcement from Microsoft the guys over at The Verge misunderstood what Brian was saying. When he said new Xbox he didn’t actually mean new Xbox he just meant the new dashboard update that is being prepared.

… yeah I can see how that mistake could have been made.

The new statement reads as follows

The comments to The Verge were not understood in their intended context. When Brian mentioned a ‘new wave of products,’ he was referring to the full lineup of products coming later this year from Microsoft, including Windows 8, Office, Windows Phone and of course our fall Xbox update which will bring a host of new consumer experiences like Xbox Music, Videos, Games on Windows 8 and Xbox SmartGlass

But don’t fear I can absolutely guarantee that a new Xbox is currently being developed and will be announced early next year for a release later next year.

Last Updated: August 8, 2012

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