We start by stating the obvious: effectively, this is one “Part 1” of many to come.
We’re looking at one of the most significant gaming-related leaks in history, and this time Microsoft is the one involved.
MS’s purchase of Activision Blizzard King is causing a lot of talk—almost two years of constant information. But in the last few days, and in the context of the FTC v. Microsoft, a serious mistake has been made and we have at our disposal ALL of MS’s internal plans between now and 2028. And many more details from other areas outside its Xbox ecosystem.
In this first part, we want to focus on the new consoles in the Xbox Series family.
First of all: Xbox Series X Brooklyn
This new console comes with the term “refresh” next to it for a reason. The new Xbox Series X will be released in 2024, going all-digital (we’ll talk about MS’s plans for the next generation in 2028, with a hybrid, cloud-focused console, in another article), and with an eye-catching redesign.
Xbox Series X Brooklyn swaps right angles for a cylindrical design, as you can see in the image.
Confidential Microsoft documents indicate it will feature 2TB of storage (up from 1TB), a USB-C front port with power delivery, and an “all-new, more immersive controller.” And we insist on no optical drive.
Also, there will be no increase in raw power for gaming.
As part of the Xbox Series X redesign, Brooklyn will add support for WiFi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2, will reduce the PSU size by 15%, and seek better efficiency by shrinking the existing die to 6nm.
Xbox Series S Ellewood
Xbox Series S will also have a “refresh” version, codenamed Ellewood with 1TB of storage, which will also be released next year, in 2024.
According to the documents, the new Xbox Series X Brooklyn will be released around November 2024 for $499. The new Xbox Series S Ellewood will be released around September 2024 for $299.
New controller: Sebille
Both consoles will be accompanied by an interesting new controller, codenamed Sebille.
It looks like a big improvement over the current ones. It would include an accelerometer for gyro support and, according to Microsoft, “precision haptic feedback” and “VCA haptics double as speakers”. Also interesting is that it would feature modular thumbsticks.
But, personally, the one that strikes me most is that the controller would have a direct connection to the cloud. Sebille will feature “Play Anywhere” and MS lists it as “Direct-to-Cloud”.
Stay tuned, there’s a lot more coming!
Via | theverge.com