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Xbox Series S appears in Game Pass Ultimate promo material

Published: 06:19, 01 September 2020
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Xbox Lockhart/Series S - fanmade design

Even though Microsoft are pretty tight-lipped on the existence of the lower-end model of their next-gen console, Xbox Series S, a.k.a. Lockhart, has once again popped up in their promo info.

This time around, the news comes from a Twitter user going by the handle BraviaryBrendan, with a little help from a busted Xbox controller. 

"I got a new controller for my Xbox since mine was broken. Interestingly enough, the Game Pass Ultimate trial code sheet mentions the unannounced Xbox Series S. It’s definitely a thing", he tweeted.

To be fair though, we've heard so many mentions and seen quite a few leaks thus far, so we're fairly certain that Microsoft will be rolling out Xbox Series S at some point. At the moment, it looks like it's more a question of when than if

From what we've learned so far, Xbox Series S will be a lower-cost alternative to Microsoft's next-gen big boy, Xbox Series X. It will not sport any optical media, or in other words - it's a digital-only console, which shouldn't be an issue for anyone who knows Xbox Game Pass. 

The lack of optical media is not the only thing shaving off valuable bucks from Lockhart's price though. Earlier reports pegged it at 4 teraflops, with a slightly underclocked CPU and 7.5GB of RAM, compared to Xbox Series X's 12 teraflops and 13.5GB of useable RAM. 

We've also heard rumours that Microsoft are planning to flog Xbox Series S at half the price of its big brother, which is a mouthwatering notion. Then again, without knowing the price of Xbox Series X, there's no way to ascertain whether it's even viable so we'll have to wait for the official info. 

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