According to recently leaked documents from the FTC v. Microsoft case, Microsoft is planning to release a refreshed version of its Xbox Series X console in 2024. The new console, codenamed Brooklin, will feature a completely redesigned circular design and will not include a disc drive. It will have an increased storage capacity of 2TB, a front USB-C port with power delivery, and an all-new immersive controller.
The leaked documents also reveal details about the new controller, codenamed Sebile. The controller will be announced later this year and will feature wireless upgrades, modular thumbsticks, and a two-tone color scheme. It will also include an accelerometer for gyro support and will support a direct connection to the cloud, Bluetooth 5.2, and an updated Xbox Wireless 2 connection. The controller will have quieter buttons and thumbsticks, a rechargeable and swappable battery, and will be able to be lifted up to wake it.
Inside the new Xbox Series X design, Microsoft is planning to add Wi-Fi 6E support and a Bluetooth 5.2 radio. The company is also shrinking the existing die to 6nm for better efficiency. The power consumption of the console will be reduced by 15%. Despite these updates, Microsoft is aiming to maintain the $499 launch price of the current Xbox Series X.
In addition to the console refresh, Microsoft is also planning to release a refreshed version of the Xbox Series S with 1TB of storage. The new Xbox Series S will also feature Wi-Fi 6E support and Bluetooth 5.2.
Microsoft’s roadmap indicates that the refreshed Xbox Series S will be launched in September 2024, followed by the Xbox Series X refresh in November 2024.
Sources: FTC v. Microsoft documents