Wednesday 13 December 2017

FCC filing points to revamped Xbox One coming this summer

E3 2016
E3 2016

Mark O'Beirne

Microsoft may announce an updated version of the Xbox One at E3 this year, and may have an upgraded Xbox too, according to a FCC filing.

There have been rumours circulating of late that both Microsoft and Sony are to release updated versions of their latest consoles this year. A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing adds fuel to that particular fire.

Microsoft is seemingly testing a wireless data transmission chip, hence the filing. However, a NeoGAF user has compiled information related to this finding, which points to a new version of the Xbox One.

As noted, the user safety manual for one of the devices, which is logged as C3K-1683, is called “User Manual 1525.” C3K is the unique identifier used for Microsoft, while 1525 is the model number. It should be noted that the original Xbox One’s FCC ID is C3K-1525.

Interestingly, the non-disclosure agreement expires on June 25th, so we should hear more at E3. Meanwhile, there’s a second wireless chip being tested, but the FCC documents won’t be available until late July. It has its own manual, but doesn’t have the same 1525 reference.

It looks like Microsoft could have an upgraded Xbox as well as an update to the Xbox One up its sleeves.

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