Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance on the smallest Xbox ever. 299 EUROS ” . That is all they say officially in the tweet from Xbox Spain – it has also been published on the international channel – about Microsoft’s new ‘cheap console’ .
Rumors had been running about an alternative device for a long time, but no official voice had spoken about it. The idea, as in the case of smartphones when several ranges are launched, is to cover the widest range of the population with their products : those who want to spend more and have better capabilities in their console and who give more importance to price and less to the functionalities. Nor is it something new in the Xbox world, the brand as it did with the Xbox One X and One S Xbox .
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Microsoft has had no choice but to step up and show its ace of the sleeve after the famous leaker Brad Sams published an image of the economic version of the console on Monday . Xbox Series S – which until now has been called ‘Lockhart’ – is white, has a huge ventilation system and is considerably smaller than Xbox Series X – approximately 60% smaller .
Following the leak, the company posted the image on Twitter, confirming the console . Shortly after, a video from @ h0x0d gave some more details:
no point holding this back now I guess pic.twitter.com/SgOAjm3BuP
– WalkingCat (@ _h0x0d_) September 8, 2020
They say the speed is that of other ‘next generation’ consoles , with “blazingly fast loading times,” and that more than a hundred high-level optimized games can be played . The last thing the leak says is that it will appear in November 2020 .
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In the video it is seen that it would include a 512 GB SSD and would support DirectX RayTracing in addition to upscaling to 4K for games and streaming at this resolution , but many more details about the new Xbox are not known and it seems that we will have to wait a little longer for know them