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Major plans for Xbox leaked in emails made public about Microsoft’s FTC case


A massive collection of purported Xbox files related to the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against Microsoft has been published online, revealing to the public some of the company’s plans for the gaming console.

The files were uploaded Friday to a website hosted by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, where the FTC is suing to block Microsoft’s acquisition of video game company Activision Blizzard.

They include more than 100 documents, many partially redacted, related to Microsoft’s Xbox plans.

Douglas Farrar, director of the FTC’s public affairs office, told NBC News that “Microsoft was responsible for the error in uploading these documents to the court.”

Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The files include emails from company executives like Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer and game release schedules.

It is unclear whether the files were intended to be publicly available. A Northern District spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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