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Xbox's wild next-gen console details surface in official documents

Richard Lee Breslin

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Xbox's wild next-gen console details surface in official documents

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Xbox’s wild next-gen console details surface online courtesy of official documents.

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As reported by TweakTown.com, UK market regulator, the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority), documents have been made public that regeals details releated to Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox console.

The documents in question were a result of Microsoft’s ongoing pursuit to acquire Call of Duty publisher, Activision Blizzard. Which as we know, has recently been rejected by CMA.

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On page 111 on page 200 of a report, it mentions Microsoft’s intentions to release a next-gen console by 2028. What’s more, the next-gen Xbox will apparently be part of Microsoft’s Universal App Storement, said to be a cross-ecosystem that looks to merge consoles, PC and mobile into a single cohesive network.

Interestingly, one of the reasons that the CMA rejected Microsoft’s takeover of Activision Blizzard was concerns related to cloud gaming technology and how the green brand would have too much of a firm grip on the industry monopoly.

By the looks of things, even more so then current-gen consoles, the next Xbox could rely heavily on cloud technology and it remains to be seen how the recent rejection might impact Microsoft’s plans going forward.

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However, at this time specifications on the console were not detailed nor was a codename mentioned. It’s also worth keeping in mind that even the 2028 release window is’nt set in stone. Depending on how far Microsoft is in developing its next-generation console, the new Xbox could end up releasing before that time or after.

In relation to Microsoft’s rejection, as reported by VGC, the green brand has hired the services of Daniel Beard KC to fight its case during the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal. Beard was a reputation of being a “leading competition barrister” in the UK that has overturned multiple decisions enforced of market regulators.

Not withstanding the important of Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, with the next-gen console seemingly having a big focus on cloud gaming, the repercussions of the upcoming appeal could be larger implications then we first thought. Moreover, if the appeal is rejected, it could halt proceedings for a further 10 years.

Topics: Xbox, Microsoft, Activision Blizzard

Richard Lee Breslin
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