Insider Clarifies Xbox Acquisition Rumors, Deal Will Take Years To Lock Down ‘If’ It Happens
“I passed on a rumor that is being taken way more seriously than I imagined.”
Earlier today there were rumors all around the inter-webs about potential talks between Microsoft and Amazon in regards to selling off the former’s Xbox One division. However, the insider, famousmortimer who revealed this rather shocking rumor has clarified his statements.
He believes that people are taking the rumor way more seriously than he imagined. “What am I creating fud for? I own an xbox one and quite enjoy it. Am I trying to sabotage myself? I passed on a rumor that is being taken way more seriously than I imagined. That’s it. No need for Tinfoil hats,” he said on GAF.
He also revealed that he was in touch with someone from Microsoft about this deal but even if it happens, it will literally take years. “Am I being trolled? The original person to tell me might have been, I thought. I followed up with others. They said the same thing. Basically the scuttlebutt around D.I.C.E was that this made sense, one looking to dump, another looking to acquire. Then I talked to someone at ms that said there have been talks but it’s not even close to a done deal and if it does get done it will take years,” he said.
He also commented on several sites picking up his quotes and mis-representing it as if the deal is confirmed. ” I thought a few people would find it entertaining that this is a current rumor and now there are sites saying that I’m saying that Microsoft is selling xbox to Amazon. Like I said before I don’t put enough stock in this to even make a thread myself. I really wish this one was closed. I take the blame, I have serious self-awareness problems as I have no idea that I can even cause a commotion like this.”
Given that the Xbox One is doing well and Microsoft is continuously investing in buying out exclusives for the Xbox One [Gears of War and Titanfall], we think this rumor should be taken with a massive grain of salt.
Update: Chief of Staff for Devices and Studios Group at Microsoft, Aaron Greenberg has given an update on the situation. He thinks this rumor is ridiculous. As mentioned above, this rumor was indeed taken more seriously than intended.
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