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- An by chance unredacted file has revealed Microsoft’s refreshed Xbox consoles.
- The paperwork element Microsoft’s refreshed Xbox Sequence S, Sequence X, and controller.
- It appears to be like like the brand new Sequence X console will drop a disc drive as nicely.
It’s not unusual for console producers to disclose a refreshed mannequin in the course of a technology, that includes a unique design and/or smaller chips for improved thermals. Nevertheless, an unredacted authorized submitting has given us an in depth have a look at Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Sequence S and Sequence X refreshes.
The FTC uploaded unredacted paperwork from Microsoft (h/t: ResetEra), exhibiting off the refreshed Xbox Sequence S (codenamed Ellewood) and a refreshed Xbox Sequence X (codenamed Brooklin). The paperwork have since been redacted, however not earlier than X customers and media retailers grabbed pictures.
For starters, we’ve bought a have a look at the upgraded Xbox Sequence X, that includes a cylindrical design this time. The brand new console will lack a disc drive however presents 2TB of inner storage and a 6nm chip for diminished energy consumption (down from 7nm). The console is ready to value $499, consistent with the present Sequence X. Try the picture under.
In the meantime, the refreshed Xbox Sequence S mannequin appears to be like an identical to the present Sequence S console. However Microsoft will provide 1TB of inner storage (up from 512GB). The refreshed machine will apparently retail for a similar $299 price ticket as the present console. Try the picture under.
The 2 consoles may also share Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E, and a brand-new $69 controller codenamed Sebile. This controller will pack an accelerometer (sometimes used for gyro enter) together with Bluetooth 5.2 help, quieter buttons and sticks, and lift-to-wake performance.
Lastly, the unredacted paperwork level to a June/July 2024 announcement, adopted by the refreshed Xbox Sequence S releasing in August 2024 and the refreshed Xbox Sequence X coming in October. The brand new controller is ready to launch in Might 2024. Microsoft’s paperwork additionally point out a $199 Black Friday 2024 promotion for the present 512GB Xbox Sequence S mannequin.
What do you consider Microsoft fully eliminating a disc drive?
Both approach, we’re somewhat bummed that the refreshed Xbox Sequence X will drop the disc drive. Except for requiring a disc drive for bodily Xbox Sequence discs, there are some retro Xbox video games which can be solely backwards appropriate with a bodily disc. So folks with an enormous bodily sport library or those that care about sport preservation may wish to get the present Sequence X as an alternative.