Microsoft has officially responded to comments made yesterday by the general manager of Windows Live, Brian Hall, about a "new Xbox."
Mr Hall said that Microsoft was planning a "new wave of products" that would be launching with Windows 8, including "the new Xbox."
However, the company has been quick to reinterpret Mr Hall's remarks, insisting that he was taken out of context.
"The comments...were not understood in their intended context," said Microsoft in an official statement. "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."
The traditional "Fall update" is something Microsoft has had planned for a while, with each annual iteration bringing a hoard of new features and updates to the Xbox 360 dashboard. It seems like Mr Hall was merely referring to that.
By Gaetano Prestia