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Microsoft’s Next-Gen Console to Embrace Hybrid Gaming Platform

According to leaked FTC documents, Microsoft's next-generation console is expected to embrace a “hybrid” approach to gaming, combining native hardware power with new cloud capabilities. The documents reveal that the company aims to release this “hybrid gaming platform” around 2028. The exact details of how this integration will work are still unclear, but it seems that Microsoft wants to bring console and cloud gaming closer together.

This news comes as no surprise, as Microsoft has been steadily leveraging cloud gaming technology with the release of Xbox Series X and S. The leaked document hints at an operating system that can be used on consumer devices or handhelds, further pointing towards the future integration of cloud gaming.

It's important to note that while these documents shed light on Microsoft's evolving plans, they are a few years old and subject to change. However, they provide an intriguing glimpse into the company's vision for the next generation of Xbox consoles.

While there are no specific details about the hardware or features of this hybrid console, it seems that Microsoft is already well on its way to developing a new gaming platform. Fans can expect at least another five years or so with the current Xbox Series X and S consoles before this next-generation console arrives.

The leaked document has sparked speculation and curiosity among gaming enthusiasts. As we await further information, it will be interesting to see how Microsoft's hybrid approach to next-gen gaming unfolds and what it means for the future of gaming.

– FTC documents from the FTC v. Microsoft case
– Stephen Totilo's tweet:
– Tom Warren's tweet: