Microsoft denies Xbox Dreamcast rumours

Microsoft issues a firm denial to reports that a Dreamcast chip will enable the Xbox to play Dreamcast games

Microsoft has flatly denied rumours that its Xbox console will house the all-in-one Dreamcast chip. The chip, which has been in development by Sega, is designed for the PC platform and set-top boxes, and it will let users on those platforms play Dreamcast games. The reports claimed that Microsoft planned to unveil the Dreamcast compatible Xbox at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show.

When asked about the rumours, a Microsoft spokesperson issued a firm denial and reiterated that: "The Xbox will only include the Intel CPU and two Nvidia chips to handle graphics and sound capabilities, and it will have three times the power of any game console available at launch."

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