After several leaks about the Xbox Series S console, price, and launch date, Microsoft has officially announced its all-digital, less powerful next-gen console
The ultimate Gamepass machine has been revealed. After a couple of leaks, Microsoft finally lifted the curtains and officially revealed Xbox Series S, an all-digital next-gen console. It has long been rumored that Sony is preparing an event for the PS5 in September, so this move from Microsoft is not surprising since they started this next-gen race as the first to unveil their next-gen system, with Series X.
We knew that Microsoft has been working on two next-gen Xbox consoles, the powerful next-gen beast Series X, and less powerful next-gen entry-console Series S, for quite some time now. Well, now we got the official announcement by the Redmond giant itself , with more official info coming soon.
Not even minutes after the official announcement, Xbox Series S reveal trailer leaked with more info about the console's specification:
- 60% smaller than XSX
- Custom NVME SSD (512 GB)
- 1440p up to 120 FPS
- Ray-Tracing support
- 4K media playback
- 4K game upscaling
- Variable-rate shading
- Variable refresh rate
- ultra-low latency
Windows Central wrote in the yesterday's leak: "We can confirm via our sources that the entry-level Xbox Series S will cost $299 at retail, with a $25 per month Xbox All Access financing option, which Microsoft is planning to push hard via various retailers and a large global rollout. The more powerful Xbox Series X will cost $499, with a $35 per month Xbox All Access financing option.
Both consoles will launch on November 10, 2020."
They also said that Microsoft will push Xbox All Access financing far more broadly than it did this gen, which was seen as a bit of a pilot program. So we can expect Xbox All Access to roll out to far more markets than it did previously gen.
We can already see how aggressively Microsoft is going at Sony with the pricing, in the coming Next-gen War, and it is to be expected that Sony will also reveal the price (and the release date) for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital. We are waiting.