Just a few days after Microsoft head honcho Phil Spencer poo poo’d the idea of an upgraded Xbox One, the FCC — which has a mandate to regulate all wireless tech — has revealed two new filings on Microsoft’s behalf that look suspiciously like new Xbox components. While next to nothing but the most basic technical info has been revealed, recent announcements from the tech giant can point gamers in the right speculative direction.
First and foremost, if Phil Spencer’s word can be believed, this new upgrade may be the first signs of an Xbox Two. On April 1, Microsoft’s boss spoke at a press event and said, “I’m not a big fan of Xbox One and a half. If we’re going to move forward, I want to move forward in big numbers. For us, our box is doing well. It performs, it’s reliable, the servers are doing well. If we’re going to go forward with anything, like I said, I want it to be a really substantial change for people—an upgrade.”
At a glance, that statement seems to contradict Spencer’s words at the beginning of March, when he hinted that interchangeable hardware may be in the Xbox’s future. Of course, it’s entirely possible that these new FCC filings may just be the first step toward an entirely new console that fulfills Spencer’s promise of an adaptable, upgradeable future.