This could be our first look at the Xbox Series S, Microsoft’s scaled-down next-gen console codenamed Lockhart. An image posted by Thurrott allegedly shows the console design and reveals a price tag of $ 299. It’s not immediately clear where the image came from, but loser WalkingCat followed up with a short video showing the same design compared to the X series. Analyst Daniel Ahmad also corroborated the image, but did could not confirm the price.
If they are legitimate, the leaks show a white console that looks a bit like the Xbox One S, as the Series X does to the One X. It is shown in vertical orientation, although the rotation of the Xbox logo suggests that it is not. may not be the case. the main configuration.
The WalkingCat video shows the S-series to be much thinner than the X-series, which should make it easier to install under many TVs. The system appears to have no disk drive because The edge has already reported. There is a circular vent on the top, like the One S, but here it’s black in color to make it stand out more.
Windows Central reports that the S Series will effectively have a retail price of $ 299, but will also be available as part of a $ 25 per month Xbox All Access plan that will include Xbox Live and Game Pass. The X Series, meanwhile, would retail for $ 499 or $ 35 per month.
Microsoft’s two-console strategy has long felt inevitable, between comments from Xbox chief Phil Spencer about “the next Xbox consoles” and the implication of the Series X name of another series. The S-Series name has appeared in leaky controller packaging before.
The edge reported that the S-series will target around 4 teraflops of GPU performance, compared to 12 in the X-series and 6 in the One X. Despite this comparison, it should be a much better machine than the One X. The S-series will benefit from the The X-series’ significantly increased CPU power and SSD performance, which means it will run real next-gen games, but the reduction in GPU power means it probably won’t produce modern titles in resolution 4K. While the Xbox One X can run some Xbox One games in 4K, it won’t be able to play next-gen game versions at all.
To clarify a few points from the first tweet, since people keep asking me.
1. Yes, this is the real console design and the console exists.
2. I have no idea if the price is real or not. Could be.
3. Xbox will correctly reveal this soon enough.
– Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 8, 2020
If the price of $ 299 is right, that could make the S-Series an affordable and attractive way to get on board the next generation for anyone who doesn’t consider 4K a must-have. This makes sense for Microsoft, whose goal is to push Xbox Game Pass subscriptions to as large an audience as possible – which also explains the lack of a disc drive.
The question is, how much performance will you experience with the S series, and how much success will you cash in with the X series. With this latest console slated for November, we hope we don’t get it. too long to find the answer.