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Xbox boss: ‘I think we should have a handheld, too’

An Asus ROG Ally handheld running the Xbox app
The Xbox app running on a ROG Ally. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge

Microsoft’s Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, has been dropping hints about a potential Xbox handheld for months now. Earlier this year he said he was “a big fan of handhelds,” after liking posts on X that mention the possibility of this new hardware. Now, in an interview with IGN Spencer says “I think we should have a handheld, too.”

It’s the biggest hint yet that Microsoft is working on an Xbox handheld, something that’s been long-rumored. “The future for us in hardware is pretty awesome. The work that the team is doing around different form factors and different ways to play, I’m incredibly excited about,” said Spencer. “Today was about the games… but we will have a time to come out and talk more about platform.”

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