A source close to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has confirmed that Microsoft has made a serious mistake by leaking confidential Xbox information. The leaked documents include details about the upcoming Xbox console, future Bethesda games, strategies for their services, and other aspects.

Initially, it was thought that the leaks were the work of the FTC, who had lost a legal case against Microsoft for attempting to prevent the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. However, it has been revealed that Microsoft themselves were responsible for accidentally uploading the information to a federal court website.

Among the leaked details, mentions have been made of a new DOOM or Dishonored 3 game from Bethesda, as well as a new cylindrical model of the Xbox Series X for 2024. Details about the future Xbox platform, expected to launch in 2028 and focusing on the traditional format and cloud, have also been revealed.

Although Microsoft has not commented on the matter, this error has exposed Xbox’s plans for the current generation of consoles, as well as the first details of their new console, exclusive games, and other aspects.

The leak has caused a stir on the internet, and there has been speculation about the possible involvement of the FTC. However, a source close to the agency has revealed that Microsoft itself is responsible for the leaks. The leaked documents were evidence presented in the case of the Activision Blizzard acquisition, to show that it was not a monopolistic act.

This serious mistake by Microsoft has exposed confidential information and raised concerns within the industry. Details about Ninja Theory’s new game, the existence of a next-gen version of Red Dead Redemption 2, and even a supposed attempt by Microsoft to acquire Nintendo have been revealed.

– Bloomberg