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Xbox 720: Microsoft Reponds, Confirms Leaked Documents Are Real

Tom Hopkins


Microsoft issues a statement regarding recent Xbox 720 reports, while its lawyers confirm 56-page document is copyright of Interactive Entertainment division.

Published on Jun 20, 2012

Microsoft has deflected recent speculation regarding the future of the Xbox platform after a multi-page document created in 2010 allegedly revealed plans for the next Xbox console, Kinect 2 and augmented-reality headwear - while elsewhere Microsoft's lawyers have quietly confirmed that the docment is real.

"We understand there is great interest and anticipation for what comes next for Xbox and we are lucky to have customers who are so passionate about the platform," reads the official statement from Microsoft.

"Today, there has never been a better time to own an Xbox 360 console. We have found new ways to extend the console lifecycle by introducing controller-free experiences with Kinect and we've re-invented the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships.

"We are continually thinking about the future of the platform and when we have something to share, we will."

Behind closed doors though, Microsoft has sent takedown requests to sites hosting the document, confirming that it originated with the firm's Interactive Entertainment Business division, which is responsible for Xbox.

"Microsoft has received information that the domain listed above, which appears to be on servers under your control, is offering unlicensed copies of, or is engaged in other unauthorized activities relating to copyrighted works published by Microsoft," reads the order (via The Verge), confirming the document "IEB Roadmap" is the copyright of
Microsoft Corporation.

Check out our report on the Xbox 720 IEB roadmap document for more details - now it's confirmed as legit, what do you like - or dislike - about Microsoft's plans?

 

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