Last week, we told you about the anonymous user who posted a ton of rumors about the Xbox One. These supposed leaks caused a flurry of speculation and excitement, particularly when we got word that Microsoft was pursuing legal action against the person responsible.
Now, at last, we’ve gotten their official word on the rumors…sort of.
One of the “leaks” claimed Microsoft was working on a new model of the Xbox One that would lack a disc drive and would be $100 cheaper. According to the rumor, it could be available as quickly as October. Fans asked Xbox chief Aaron Greenberg if it was true, and he said, “No, you cannot believe everything you read on the Internet” (via Twitter).
@TheAnchormanV No, you cannot believe everything you read on the internet..
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) February 1, 2014
Since other sources indicated Microsoft at least tested such a model, we aren’t sure if Greenberg is honestly denying the existence of the console, or if his “no” was in response to just a part of the question—such as the release date. However, even if he gave a clear-cut answer, we suspect the rumors would continue anyway.
Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer also answered Twitter questions about the rumors. He called them “news,” which could give them credibility, but on the other hand, he included the quotation marks, so we aren’t positive it wasn’t sarcasm. He also side-stepped a question about the rumored Halo 2 remake by saying he “can’t always answer as we need news at events. Halo 2 is a good game…”
@nixel_pixel Never get tired of questions on what's coming. Just can't always answer as we need news at events. Halo 2 is a good game…
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 3, 2014
Since he didn’t outright deny the Halo 2 remake, we’re hopeful it’s a reality. On the other hand if Microsoft denied every false rumor, not commenting on a rumor would be as good as a confirmation.
As always, we’ll keep you updated if anything new comes to light.