[UPDATE] Microsoft has made the Xbox Series S official. The system will cost $299, and it looks just like the leaked image.
👀 Let’s make it official!
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
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The release date has not been officially confirmed by Microsoft yet, though.
The original story follows.
The Xbox Series S has seemingly been revealed, and while it’s still unconfirmed, reports are coming in from a reporter with a solid track record. Furthermore, details of the Xbox next-gen release–including prices and a date–have also reportedly leaked.
Thurrott reporter Brad Sams has unveiled the design below, showing what the Xbox Series S will reportedly look like. Whether or not this is the actual final design remains to be seen, as Microsoft has not officially unveiled the Series S (or even, technically, announced it), but industry insider Daniel Ahmad has backed up the report, saying this is the design we should expect.
It appears to be a lot smaller, and will not feature a disc drive.
As for the price and date, Windows Central is reporting that Microsoft is set to hold a press conference soon formally announcing the Series S, as well as these details. The site reports that both the Series S and Series X will launch on November 20; the series S will cost $299 USD, and the Series X will cost $499 USD.
The piece also reports that the consoles will be available through Xbox’s All Access subscription service, with the Series S being set at $25 USD a month and the Series X at $35 USD a month. Phil Spencer has previously said that All Access is “critical” to their next-gen strategy.
We’re still waiting on official confirmation on all of this, but with November approaching, we’d expect it soon.