A series of new information has been leaked about the next-generation Xbox console's little brother, the Xbox Series S – including device design and expected pricing. All of this was first reported by Brad Sams, well-known around the console house, and a Tiwtter user known as “_h0x0d_”, who also managed to grab a snippet from the new model's promotional video . Of course, it wouldn't be surprising if Microsoft had helped a bit of data leaking in-house to make the wait for new consoles even more tense.
thanks to a round, perforated (presumably) ventilation opening on the side.
On the device, if the authenticity of the images is proven, a console is much narrower or, in general, significantly smaller than the Xbox Series X. It will take up less than half the space under the TVs than the more muscular version. audio jack and a USB-A port will certainly take up space, but since not all sides of the console can be seen in the photos, or more accurately in renders, it is still questionable exactly what connector palette it will feature. At first glance, it seems that there will be no optical drive on the device, although this is not yet entirely certain.
The device will receive a friendly $ 299 net price tag, according to a student flashed by Sams – and speculation suggests the Xbox Series X will start at a net price of $ 499. According to unofficial information, the devices will be released on November 10.
Of course, these are not the first rumors about the Xbox Series S, formerly codenamed Lockhart: although the device will be significantly cheaper than Microsoft's new high-end console, its many strengths it also inherits support for raytracing, for example, although with a good chance of a lower maximum resolution and a lower frame rate. Xbox Series S owners will probably have to fit in with Full HD gaming instead of 4K, however, since TVs with this resolution are still being watched in a significant part of the living room today, that alone won’t be a very painful sacrifice for gamers. Microsoft responded to the inquiries with a telling tweet
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