Not even if they had announced the release date of ‘GTA 6‘ would gamers have been talking about anything other than the massive Xbox data leak, through which it has been revealed everything from joking (but every joke has some truth) about buying Nintendo to their plans to release the tenth generation of consoles in 2028 or a new version of the Xbox Series next year. Immediately, Microsoft started to find out who was to blame for the leak. But, it seems, they should have looked in the mirror.
And it turns out that these documents were only for the eyes of the FTC, the Federal Trade Commission, an agency of the US government, which has been accused by fans of being responsible for the leak after it happened. But no. According to the judge overseeing the FTC’s case against Microsoft, “Microsoft provided the link on September 14, and the Court uploaded the evidence to the website established for this case.”
The judge continues, in a case that will go down in history for its clumsiness, “The parties have notified the Court that the version of the evidence that has been provided contains non-public information, and the Court has removed them from the internet.” On September 22, Microsoft must prepare a secure link to resubmit the evidence.
To summarize: when providing evidence in a lawsuit, Microsoft forgot to mention that it was confidential, and as is customary in the United States, the evidence was posted for anyone to see. If anyone is to blame, it’s themselves. In a prominent way because it has been an unparalleled disaster.
On September 21, Spencer and his team will do a livestream from the Tokyo Game Show where we will see what happens. For now, he has stated that “it’s tough to see our shared work showcased this way because there’s so much that’s changed and so much to be excited about now and in the future.” Oh no, the leopards ate my face.