Xbox Co-Creator Reveals He's Talked To Microsoft About Making A Classic Console

Our friends at Time Extension recently got a chance to sit down with Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley as part of an exclusive interview (you can find more excerpts over on their site), and something he revealed was that he's actually talked to a couple of employees at Microsoft about the idea of creating a classic Xbox console.

Firstly though, let's wind back a bit. You may recall that in early 2021, Blackley posed the question to Xbox fans about whether they'd like to see a classic console, and this was followed up with a suggestion that it might be possible.

Unfortunately we never heard anything after this, so we asked our sister site, Time Extension, to follow up about the situation in their interview, and Blackley had a pretty interesting response for them. It turns out that a couple of people on the Xbox team shot down the idea, suggesting that if it was going to happen, it would be an internal thing.

Here's what Blackley had to say:

"It would have been brilliant! I thought okay, we could do this just like the Duke, but then a couple of people internal to the Xbox team said, ‘No, no, we want to do it internally’ and I haven’t heard anything since. So there you have that."

Some intriguing comments from Blackley, then, who isn't involved in the discussions anymore, but appears to think that Microsoft may have had some interest in the idea. It'll be interesting to see if anything comes of this in the future!

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