Microsoft Denies Some Rumors, Teases Others
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, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gotten their official word on the rumorsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦sort of.
One of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“leaksÃ¢â‚¬Â 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, Ã¢â‚¬Å“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 arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t sure if Greenberg is honestly denying the existence of the console, or if his Ã¢â‚¬Å“noÃ¢â‚¬Â was in response to just a part of the questionÃ¢â‚¬â€such as the release date. However, even if he gave a clear-cut answer, we suspect the rumors would continue anyway.
Meanwhile, MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Phil Spencer also answered Twitter questions about the rumors. He called them Ã¢â‚¬Å“news,Ã¢â‚¬Â which could give them credibility, but on the other hand, he included the quotation marks, so we arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t positive it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t sarcasm. He also side-stepped a question about the rumored Halo 2 remake by saying he Ã¢â‚¬Å“canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t always answer as we need news at events. Halo 2 is a good gameÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
@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 didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t outright deny the Halo 2 remake, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re hopeful itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll keep you updated if anything new comes to light.