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Microsoft debunks rumours around Xbox neXt

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What is the Xbox neXt

The past few weeks have been an interesting few for the market of gaming consoles. All sorts of reports confirming, speculating and debating over the existence of a PlayStation 4.5 have been making their rounds, and Phil Spencer’s earlier comments about upgrades to the Xbox One suddenly got examined a lot more closely. He’s recently said Xbox has no plans to launch a half-upgrade, which made the leak of an Xbox neXt incredibly contradictory.

In fact, the Xbox neXt could be something else entirely. We’re only a good two and a bit years into this latest generation of consoles, so the idea of a massive upgrade still seems pre-mature. But last night the internet was abuzz with the possibility of the Xbox neXt, thanks to a leak from Visual Designer David Gardener.

Xbox employee resume outs Xbox NeXt

David Gardner has been employed at Xbox since 2006, and has previously worked on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. His resume now lists a project named Xbox neXt, which many assumed was the name of a new console project at Microsoft. Since the leak however, Microsoft has been vocal about the inaccuracy of these reports.

Microsoft isn’t denying that the Xbox neXt was once a project, but states that it’s the name of a group of people who worked on the Xbox One. It’s now an obsolete name, and definitely not a reference to a new project.

“Xbox neXt was an old internal team name for a group that worked on releasing Xbox One and is not related to a future console. We have nothing further to share.”

Phil Spencer has previously stated that the Xbox One might be getting modular upgrades in the near future, but wants to avoid the idea of an in-between console that has the possibility of splitting up their consumer base. He spoke at Build about the next Xbox, which would be a traditional, big upgrade when it arrives.

If we’re going to move forward, I want to move forward in big numbers. For us, our box is doing well. It performs, it’s reliable, the servers are doing well. If we’re going to go forward with anything, I want it to be a really substantial change for people–an upgrade.

So that idea seems to be holding for now.

Last Updated: April 5, 2016

28 Comments

  1. What a horrible name

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    • Pariah

      April 5, 2016 at 09:14

      Shame dude, David is a pretty common name. Leave him be.

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      • Hammersteyn

        April 5, 2016 at 09:23

        lol

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 5, 2016 at 09:25

        I don’t believe his job description. I thought he would be working with vegetables and grass and things

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    • Fox1 - Retro

      April 5, 2016 at 09:46

      It’s been the name for future Xbox consoles from the first Xbox.

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  2. RinceThis

    April 5, 2016 at 09:05

    LULZ

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  3. Hammersteyn

    April 5, 2016 at 09:07

    Should have called the project Monolith

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 5, 2016 at 09:08

    It’s a handheld. 😛

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    • RinceThis

      April 5, 2016 at 09:09

      Stop! Too early for that sort of business!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 5, 2016 at 09:09

        Too late! I mean… um…

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        • RinceThis

          April 5, 2016 at 09:09

          0_O Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 5, 2016 at 09:10

            What? It’s hair gel. I promise.

          • RinceThis

            April 5, 2016 at 09:11

            You have no hair! I call BS!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 5, 2016 at 09:12

            On my head!

          • RinceThis

            April 5, 2016 at 09:14

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 5, 2016 at 09:17

            tee hee

          • Pariah

            April 5, 2016 at 09:18

            Looks more like a tee pee tbh.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 5, 2016 at 09:18

            Not a wig.. wam?

          • RinceThis

            April 5, 2016 at 09:19

            I knew it…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 5, 2016 at 09:20

            Damn it. I gave myself away with a careless whisper.

          • RinceThis

            April 5, 2016 at 09:22

            I will not be trapped into some back and forth song title thing! Freedom!

          • RinceThis

            April 5, 2016 at 09:22

            *FUCK!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 5, 2016 at 09:23

    • Strawman Jim

      April 6, 2016 at 09:33

      ITSA CLOUD-BASED MOBILE APP!!

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  5. Hammersteyn

    April 5, 2016 at 09:09

    It performs – compared to what? the WIIU?
    it’s reliable – unlike the 360
    the servers are doing well – I thought it was teh cloudz?

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  6. HvR

    April 5, 2016 at 09:14

    They will surely run into a lawsuit from Apple using NeXt

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  7. Pieter Kruger

    April 5, 2016 at 09:38

    “I want it to be a really substantial change for people–an upgrade” So everything the PS4.5 is not?!

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  8. Donald the BananaTrump

    April 5, 2016 at 14:48

    They could still call it THE TRUMP ONE!

    If they (Microsoft) were allied with Donald Trump, they would be able to make America great again. In fact, they would be able to make the world a better place. Shit, I would buy the Trump One, and discard my silly foreign weaabo game consoles (Never forget Pearl Harbor! Never buy foreign! America number One! XBOX ONE! WINNING!)

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