This week was a massiver Leak with court documents from the Legal battle between Microsoft and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with reference to Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard published. It looks like it was Microsoft even has itself to blame in the misery, as the FTC stated shortly afterwards. The leak revealed, among other things, that Bethesda has some exciting games planned for production which apparently nothing came of.
It was also confirmed that Elder Scrolls 6 will actually only appear in over five years. According to reports, there was also someone in the middle of it all Internal email exchange between Xbox boss Phil Spencer, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and CFO Amy Hood in which Spencer shared his opinion about Sony’s Playstation 5.
Xbox One was at a disadvantage for a long time
There is currently no escape for Microsoft from the recent leak. Even if the erroneously published data has been taken down again, the cat is long out of the bag. That doesn’t help either Post from Xbox boss on “X” (formerly Twitter) to smooth things over.
The latest insight into the leaked documents paints a picture of how Phil Spencer… Launch of the Playstation 5 from Sony recorded. In a 2020 email exchange with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amy Hood, the Xbox boss initially stated that the Xbox One in comparison to Playstation 4 in terms of price, function and that “Messaging” since seven years in disadvantage war.
He also admitted that the… Launch of the Playstation 5 caused a certain level of stress.
“We’ve all lived with the Xbox One for seven years of a generation at a disadvantage in terms of price and performance (and messaging) compared to the PS4. I have to admit, when I woke up this morning knowing the PS5 was launching today, my stress levels were higher than normal.“
Microsoft: “We have a better product than Sony“
But after Spencer the PS5 specifications Once I saw it, the stress seemed to melt away. In the email he wrote to Nadella: “We have a better product than Sony, not only in terms of hardware, but also in terms of the software platform and the services that are built on top of the hardware.”
He noted that Xbox has “the ingredients for a successful plan” for the future. At the same time, he admitted that, above all, Pricing will be a priority in the future will stand and “we haven’t won anything yet“.
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Spencer was probably right about that, because so far Microsoft has been able to Playstation 5 sales figures don’t keep up. But perhaps that will change in the coming years. Microsoft seems to be one Redesign of the Series X/S to have in the pipeline. It is also rumored that Sony is a new PS5 model want to bring to market.