- Next-gen Xbox console production behind PlayStation, allegedly due to delayed deal with CPU developer AMD.
- Previous leaks hinted at hybrid console and expanded cloud technology, but plans may have changed.
- Xbox leadership busy addressing other issues, but may need to respond to rumors at upcoming event.
Noted leaker Moore’s Law is Dead recently shared an update about the next-gen Xbox console in which he alleges that its production is behind that of the next PlayStation at the moment. Gamers are currently enjoying the 9th generation of consoles, featuring the Xbox Series X/S and the PlayStation 5. This generation began at the end of 2020 with both consoles releasing in November of that year and, after just over three years, gamers and industry observers are beginning to talk about what may be coming next.
In March of last year, the Federal Trade Commission unintentionally revealed that the next-gen Xbox console is already in the works and even has an official codename at Microsoft. Since then, there has been little news about what the company is up to or where things stand with its next console. Last week, however, Xbox fans got a potential update about the current status of the next-gen console.
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Last week, YouTuber and leaker Moore’s Law is Dead released a video in which he claimed that, according to insider information, the development of the next Xbox console is well behind that of its next-gen PlayStation competitor. The alleged cause is that Microsoft has delayed concluding a deal with CPU developer AMD to create new processors for the upcoming console. Most gamers are likely very familiar with AMD as it’s one of the major CPU developers, makes some of the best graphics cards for gaming in 2024, and previously collaborated with Xbox and PlayStation on their recent consoles.
Leaker Alleges the Next-Gen Xbox is behind PlayStation
This update is somewhat surprising as it seems to contradict other information that was inadvertently leaked last year. Last September, further legal issues with the FTC led to a separate leak of Xbox’s next-gen console plans, which included the possibility of a hybrid console and expanded use of cloud technology. These leaks also suggested that Microsoft had narrowed down its choice of processor to two options, both manufactured by AMD. If Moore’s Law is Dead is correct, the Xbox team must have had a dramatic change in plans over the last few months.
Xbox doesn’t appear to have responded to these new leaks yet, but company leadership does appear to be busy at the moment. This week, CEO Phil Spencer responded to drama regarding some Xbox games possibly going multiplatform. In this response, he promised an event to provide more information in the future. It seems that, at this event, Spencer may have to respond to other rumors regarding the status of the next Xbox console.