Microsoft has clarified a recent comment from an executive that apparently confirmed a "new Xbox".
Windows Live general manager Brian Hall referred to the unannounced console during a podcast where he stated that the Xbox 360's successor would launch with Windows 8 support. However, Microsoft has stressed that Hall was referring to the forthcoming dashboard update for the platform.
"The comments to The Verge were not understood in their intended context. When Brian mentioned a ‘new wave of products,’ he was referring to the full lineup of products coming later this year from Microsoft, including Windows 8, Office, Windows Phone and of course our fall Xbox update which will bring a host of new consumer experiences like Xbox Music, Videos, Games on Windows 8 and Xbox SmartGlass."
While Microsoft may have clarified the comment made by Hall, it's no secret that the Xbox 720 exists. A leaked 56-page document detailed what the next-generation console would offer such as a Blu-ray drive and the next version of Kinect. According to the now-pulled document, it'll also retail for $299.
Surprisingly, the firm responded to the leak by not denying it in any capacity. Instead, they stated they're "continually thinking about the future of the platform".