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  • Xbox executives spoke about the future of the platform.
  • Microsoft says it is focused on delivering a next-generation Xbox with the “largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a hardware generation.”
  • The company is also looking into working on different types of hardware, possibly even a handheld.

Microsoft unintentionally set the internet ablaze after rumors came out suggesting Xbox games could go third-party. Today, Xbox executives have come forward to ease Xbox fans’s fears by confirming the company’s commitment to the brand and discussing future hardware. And it looks like we could be in store for an ultra-powerful console down the road.

During the official Xbox podcast, Xbox president Sarah Bond, head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty, and Microsoft gaming CEO Phil Spencer sat down to talk about Xbox’s direction. The trio assuaged fans’s concerns by revealing there would be no fundamental change to how exclusivity is handled.