Following a major overnight leak, Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox Series S console.
For months there have been countless rumours and leaks regarding the existence of an Xbox Series S console, an all-digital, smaller and cheaper new Xbox console from Microsoft.
Following a giant overnight leak in which a reveal video was shared along with the price of both next-gen consoles, Microsoft officially announced the Series S console and revealed the price.
The announcement was made on the official Xbox Twitter account which featured an image of the white console with the words “Next gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever”.
The full tweet reads: “Let’s make it official! Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever. $299 (ERP). Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise.”
The image in the tweet shows that the new Series S console is slimmer than the Series X console, and confirms that it will not include a disc-drive.
According to Polygon, the new console will support up to 1440p resolution with upscaling to 4K, as well as variable refresh rates up to 120 fps. It will also support ray tracing and come with a 512 GB solid-state drive.
Although Microsoft hasn’t announced it yet, Windows Central reported yesterday that both consoles will launch on November 10th, 2020.
What’s more, the report claims that the Xbox Series X will cost $499 with a $35 per month Xbox All Access financing option. The Series S will also have a financing option priced at $25 per month.