According to recently uncovered court filings from the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard trial, internet sleuths have stumbled upon what may be a revised design for the second-generation Xbox Series X. The leaked documents include slides outlining upcoming launch milestones, offering a glimpse at an updated outer shell for the console and a new controller codenamed Sebile.
The revised Xbox Series X is said to feature several upgrades compared to the current model. The storage capacity will increase from 1TB to 2TB, and a USB-C port will be added to the front of the console. Interestingly, the leaked information suggests that the disc drive will be completely removed from the revised version. Despite these improvements, the price point will reportedly remain the same.
In addition to changes to the console, the leaked documents also shed light on the new controller. It is mentioned that the control sticks will be “modular,” potentially indicating that Xbox intends to implement swappable sticks similar to the ones found on the Xbox Elite 2 controller. The controller will also feature quieter sticks and buttons, as well as a “lift-to-wake” feature designed to conserve battery life. It appears that the controller will still use an external, rechargeable battery pack, and has been designed with disassembly and repair in mind.
According to the leaked slides, Xbox is targeting a release window between September and October 2024 for both the revised Xbox Series X and the Series S, codenamed Brooklin and Ellewood, respectively.
While the leaked information has generated excitement among gamers, opinions on the revised design vary. Some have likened the new Xbox Series X to an air purifier, while others are interested in the potential improvements and upgrades. However, it is important to note that these leaks should be taken with a grain of salt until officially confirmed by Microsoft.
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– Court filings from the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard trial [No URL]