Last night, a series of Xbox One rumors appeared on NeoGAF. Some of these rumors look more plausible than others, but we recommend keeping in mind that, until an official source confirms them, they are just that—rumors.
One of the biggest rumors is the existence of a Titanfall-themed Xbox One console bundle. The NeoGAF user posted images of the console, and industry sources told Kotaku that the bundle was real. On the other hand, Pete Dodd (aka FamousMortimer, a well-known video game industry leaker) says the bundle was real, but was cancelled due to cost issues. Dodd is not an official source, but in the past he has revealed rumors that turned out to be true.
The list of rumors also mentioned a white Xbox One model, plans for an Xbox One that will not use discs, and an upcoming update that will fix issues players have been having with the interface and party chat. These rumors were confirmed by Tom Warren from The Verge, who has a history of releasing accurate information about Microsoft.
Other rumors include the release of Halo 2: Anniversary on November 11, Sunset Overdrive and Quantum Break coming in the holiday season, Halo 5 and Fable Legends launching in 2015, Crackdown 3 releasing in 2016, a new Forza Horizon game, and a deal between Microsoft and Cloudgine, a cloud processing company.
The user who posted the rumors on NeoGAF does seem to have some sort of connection to Microsoft, with Kotaku reporting that Microsoft wants to take legal action against him and Pete Dodd suggesting the user is a former employee of Microsoft.
Although little details suggest there could be some truth to this information, we aren’t considering anything fact based on rumors alone.