Phil Spencer Squashes Rumors of an ‘Xbox Micro’

Phil Spencer Squashes Rumors of an ‘Xbox Micro’

Microsoft is scheduled to hold an event in October where they unveil several new products. A leaked list previewing the event schedule reveals the Surface 4 as well as new Lumia phones. However, one rumor also names an ‘Xbox micro’, a slimmer version of the Xbox One without a blu-ray disc drive. This fits the original speculation that the Xbox One would not have a disc drive at all.

This smaller version of the Xbox One would be about one-third the size of the current models, and would likely feature a larger hard drive due to the removal of the disc drive. However, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, recently took to Twitter and answered a fan’s question denying these rumors completely.

The Xbox One has only been on the market for about two years, but rumors of a slimmer version of both it and its competitor, the PlayStation 4 are rather common.