The about-face is almost complete. Following earlier statements that Microsoft would "come out with new [Xbox One] hardware capability during a generation," Xbox chief Phil Spencer has said that he's not keen on releasing an upgraded version of the console.
His comments come despite strong rumours pointing to Sony unveiling an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4—currently dubbed PlayStation 4K—this October.
"I'm not a big fan of Xbox One and a half," Spencer told Game Informer. "If we're going to move forward, I want to move forward in big numbers. I don't know anything about any of the [PS4K] rumours that are out there, but I can understand other teams' motivations to do that. For us, our box is doing well. It performs, it's reliable, the servers are doing well. If we're going to go forward with anything, like I said, I want it to be a really substantial change for people—an upgrade."