New Versions of Xbox Series X/S Consoles

Exciting news for all the gaming enthusiasts out there! A massive leak has revealed the future plans of Microsoft regarding the Xbox Series X/S consoles. According to secret documents that accidentally made their way onto the internet, we can expect refreshed versions of these consoles along with some amazing features and storage upgrades.

Xbox Series X ‘Brooklin’

The Xbox Series X, internally known as ‘Brooklin,’ will sport a sleek cylindrical black design. In a bold move, Microsoft has decided to remove the optical drive, making the console even more compact. However, to compensate for this, the Xbox Series X will come with a 2 TB disk, a USB-C Power Delivery port, and a new controller. It will also have a 15% smaller power supply and support Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. The expected launch date for this console is November, with a price tag of $499, the same as the Xbox Series X at its initial release.

Xbox Series S Refresh

But that’s not all! Prior to the launch of the new Xbox Series X, Microsoft plans to release a refreshed version of the Xbox Series S. This compact console will come with a 1 TB disk and will also include a new controller. Like its larger counterpart, the Xbox Series S will support Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. The design of this console is still unknown, but sources speculate that it will cost around $299. Microsoft is even considering making the appearance of the console customizable, similar to Xbox Design Lab for controllers.

New Controller: ‘Sebille’

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To accompany the new console versions, Microsoft is introducing a brand new controller codenamed ‘Sebille.’ This two-toned controller will feature an accelerometer and precise haptic feedback, providing gamers with an immersive experience like never before. It will also support Bluetooth 5.2, Xbox Wireless 2, and direct cloud connectivity. The controller will have quieter buttons, a rechargeable and replaceable battery, and modular analog sticks. One of the most exciting features of this controller is its instant wake-up functionality when lifted.

Next (Hybrid) Console Generation

Looking even further into the future, Microsoft has plans for the next console generation. Expected to arrive around 2028, this console will revolutionize gaming by working in conjunction with cloud servers. Microsoft envisions a hybrid next-generation gaming platform that combines the power of both the client and the cloud to provide unparalleled immersion and entirely new gaming experiences. This portable or stationary device is estimated to cost around $99 and will be fully supported by the cloud. Interestingly, Microsoft is considering using ARM64 architecture for the CPU instead of the traditional x64 architecture. This move aligns with Apple’s recent statements about the iPhone becoming the ultimate gaming console. It seems that Sony and Microsoft may be following in Apple’s footsteps, developing their devices based on the architecture that Cupertino’s company specializes in. However, it’s crucial to note that these plans were prepared in May 2022, and Microsoft’s strategies may have evolved significantly since then.

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Upcoming Bethesda Games

In addition to the exciting console updates, we’ve also learned about some upcoming games from Bethesda, even before Microsoft’s acquisition. ZeniMax Media, the owner of Bethesda, had already begun working on remasters of beloved titles such as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3. Fans of the Doom series can also look forward to a new installment, along with several secret projects.

Here are the games mentioned in the leaked documents:

  • Oblivion Remaster (2022)
  • Indiana Jones game (2022)
  • Project Kestrel (2023)
  • Project Platinum (2023)
  • Doom Year Zero DLC (2023)
  • Second series of DLC for Doom Year Zero (2024)
  • Add-on for Project Kestrel (2024)
  • Fallout 3 Remaster (2024)
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo sequel (2024)
  • Dishonored 3 (2024)
  • Licensed game (2024)

Keep in mind that these plans were made before Microsoft’s acquisition, and there may have been changes or cancellations in these projects. Stay tuned for more updates!

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