Microsoft appears to have big plans for the popular Xbox Series X, including a refreshed model that will include new features and a dramatic new look.
The current Xbox Series X is known for its monolithic appearance thanks to its matte black plastic construction that's best described as «boxy.» It's definitely a look, especially alongside the more curvy PlayStation 5. But that could be about to change after a refresh was accidentally leaked in new FTC documentation shared this week. The leak shows that Microsoft is working on a new Xbox Series X, an updated Xbox Series S, and even a new controller for the pair to share.
The documentation was shared as part of the ongoing FTC vs. Microsoft litigation in relation to the latter's attempted buyout of Activision Blizzard. The Verge picked up on the paperwork that confirms much of Microsoft's plans for Xbox well into 2024 — including two new consoles.
Starting with the new Xbox Series X, the console will shed that angular look for one that will be more like a cylinder. The new console will also double its 1TB of internal storage to 2TB, while a USB-C PD port will appear on the front. There won't be a disc drive either, suggesting that Xbox is going all-in on digital delivery in a way that it hasn't done to date. It isn't clear if there will be a disc-based version of the console as well. however.
Other notable improvements to the updated Xbox Series X, codenamed Brooklin, include support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. The console is also set to make use of a new 6nm chip that will improve efficiency and reduce power usage by 15 per cent. In terms of pricing, $499 looks to be the magic number.
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