The team that developed the Xbox Series X|S is not building the next Xbox device, a new report claims.
According to Nick Baker, aka Shpeshal_Nick, of the XboxEra Podcast, Jason Ronald will not be in charge of development of the next Xbox device. Ronald, who led development of the Xbox Series X|S, and his team are being replaced by the Microsoft Surface team.
“I also heard from the surface team,” he said. “That’s why I freaked out when I heard Mag mention that Jason Ronald wouldn’t be running the next Xbox because I heard the exact same thing.”
It remains to be seen whether the next device will be a full console or a portable device. That said, with the Surface team leading the way, this could suggest that Microsoft’s next major release on the Xbox side is moving into the handheld gaming market.
Reliable sources have suggested to Insider Gaming that the Surface team has been involved in the design of the Xbox since the development of the Xbox One S.
Microsoft is set to announce its immediate plans for the future of Xbox this week after rumors began circulating about releasing first-party Xbox games on other platforms.
Insider Gaming has contacted Xbox and Microsoft regarding these claims. Although no response is expected, it will be added to this story if received.
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