Yesterday, several potentially classified old Microsoft documents were leaked as part of the previous FTC court case to acquire Activision Blizzard. The leak revealed tons of new information about unannounced games like remasters of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3, a new DOOM game and even Microsoft’s 2028 plans to launch the next Xbox console. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now come out to address the leaked documents, claiming “so much has changed” since then.
Speaking on Twitter, Spencer acknowledged the leak and confirmed that it was real, though also emphasised that the documents were old and a lot of plans have changed over the years. It’s unclear exactly what has changed and what has been scrapped from the leaked list of titles, especially under Bethesda, so we’ll just have to wait and see if all the leaked games get released.
Spencer’s statement on the leaked Xbox documents reads:
“We’ve seen the conversation around old emails and documents. It is hard to see our team’s work shared in this way because so much has changed and there’s so much to be excited about right now, and in the future. We will share the real plans when we are ready.”
Apart from the leaked Bethesda games and plans to release a new Xbox by 2028, the Microsoft documents also revealed plans for a disc-less and redesigned Xbox Series X console that’s more cylindrical in shape than the standard model. It’s possible that Microsoft plans to release this updated console as a mid-generation refresh of newer models available to the public, including an updated Xbox Series S model.
Xbox and Bethesda’s current slate only includes Starfield, which launched earlier this month, and The Elder Scrolls 6 which was also revealed in the leak to be launching in 2026, though it won’t be coming to PS5. Beyond that, it seems like we can also look forward to remasters of classic Bethesda games too.
Source: Phil Spencer