Xbox boss Phil Spencer has addressed the huge Xbox leaks that occurred recently.
A new internal note that The edge acquired revealed that Spencer officially confirmed that Microsoft inadvertently revealed Xbox plans as part of the FTC’s lawsuit against Microsoft. Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley also confirmed that the company inadvertently provided the court with a link to the unredacted documents in question. It was then uploaded to the website established for the case, which caused the massive leak.
Spencer hints that Microsoft’s plans might have changed slightly since some of the documents are from last year and others from years before. “I know this is disappointing, even though many of the documents are more than a year old and our plans have evolved,” Spencer said.
in a post on TwitterSpencer also shared a statement. “We have seen the conversation about old emails and documents. It’s hard to see our team’s work shared this way because so much has changed and there’s so much to be excited about now and in the future. We will share the actual plans when we are ready.”
Here is the full version of the internal memo:
Today, several documents filed in court proceedings related to our proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard were inadvertently disclosed. I know this is disappointing, even though many of the documents are over a year old and our plans have evolved.
I also know that we all take the confidentiality of our plans and our partners’ information very seriously. Obviously, this leak doesn’t mean we live up to that expectation. We will learn from what happened and we will be better in the future. We all put incredible amounts of passion and energy into our work, and that’s never how we want that hard work to be shared with the community. That being said, there’s a lot more to be excited about, and when we’re ready, we’ll share the actual plans with our players.
In closing, I appreciate all the work Team Xbox puts into surprising and delighting our players. In the days and weeks ahead, let’s focus on what we can control: continuing the amazing success of Starfield, the upcoming release of the incredible and accessible Forza Motorsport, and continuing to create games, services and devices that millions of players can enjoy.