Microsoft has come forward to clarify that an “Xbox neXt” project referenced on a Microsoft employee’s resume doesn’t refer to work a new console, as rumors would have you believe.
Originally birthed from the LinkedIn page of Xbox visual design lead David Gardner, the rumor dervied from a list of projects that included the unexplained “Xbox neXt.” Due to the ensuing buzz, a representative for Microsoft released a statement that quickly shut down the dreams of those wishing for a new, more powerful Microsoft console.
“‘Xbox neXt’ was an old internal team name for a group that worked on releasing Xbox One and is not related to a future console,” the spokesperson stated. “We have nothing further to share.”
This makes sense to us, as the LinkedIn listing seemed to read in reverse chronological order, with the Xbox neXt work falling between Gardner’s contributions to the Xbox One and Xbox SmartGlass.