Next-gen Xbox could launch in 2028, according to leaked documents

“Entirely new classes of game experiences.” Whatever that means.

Xbox logo on a bright, green background.

Get ready for the next console generation from Xbox. Or at least, get ready for it over the next five years, as leaked information suggests that a possible “hybrid” system from Microsoft could be aiming for a 2028 release.

A recent post on Resetera (echoed by known leaker Wario64) outlines some Xbox projects that are said to be in the pipeline. As well as a series of mid-gen launches for the Xbox Series, there have been some alleged details about the next-gen platform.

It looks as though Microsoft is aiming for a console that is “capable of leveraging the combined power of the client and cloud to deliver deeper immersion and entirely new classes of game experiences.” Those are certainly some words.

Some other buzzwords and phrases

As well as representing the next stage in console technology, this unannounced new Xbox is looking to be a hybrid system with “Cloud-to-Edge architecture,” AI optimization, and offer a platform for “immersive app development.” It also seems as though Microsoft will be aiming for next gen graphics. Dur.

We should say that this has not been confirmed by Microsoft, but it wouldn’t be too far a stretch to assume that the big guns in the gaming world will be starting to think about new-gen.

This speculation comes midway through additional leaks. One of which suggests that The Elder Scrolls 6 may not arrive until 2026. It also speculates that Bethesda may be working on remasters of both Oblivion and Fallout 3.

Whatever the case may be, we should wait until Microsoft/Xbox does make an official announcement. If there is to be a mid-gen console release, then new-gen will certainly be a few years away.

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