The Xbox Series S is real, at least according to the leaked packaging for the Xbox Series X controller.
We were able to look at this thanks to Twitter user Zak S, who announced in a thread of tweets announcing the discovery that he had purchased the controller from auction site OfferUp for just $ 35. There are some interesting details to see about the controller, but the big news is the clear confirmation of the rumored cheaper next-generation Xbox.
You can clearly see “Xbox Series X / S” printed on the side of the box, on top, along with other compatible devices. This seems to be the most compelling proof of the Xbox Series S existence that we will have until Microsoft officially tells us about it. The rumors so far point to a revelation this August.
The side also mentioned that the package includes a pair of AA batteries along with the controller, which is disappointing news. While Sony provided controllers with an internal battery for its consoles that could be charged by plugging them in, Microsoft has asked users to purchase the battery or recharge it separately when their controller runs out of battery. And it looks like that is the same situation for the next generation of consoles.
And here is the video to show it’s real pic.twitter.com/4SWl3nmsIwAgust 10, 2020
The better news, Zak S says that the controller itself feels great, though he doesn’t go into details. Comparing the Series X controllers to Xbox One controllers, you can see the new gamepad has flatter surfaces, more prominent bumpers, a new Share button, and a redesigned D-Pad.
In terms of design, the controller looks like past official renders of the Xbox Series X controller, it is also said to have a matte texture on some buttons and dots on the rear bumper to help users identify it. their position.
What we’ve never seen before is the Series X controller in ‘Robot White’ color. This is notable because so far we only know about one Xbox Series X and the controller in black. It shouldn’t come as a complete surprise, though, as Xbox has sold both black and white versions of its console in the past and offers controllers to match.
Xbox Series S, also codenamed internally “Lockheart”, is supposed to be a cheaper, less powerful version of the Series X, serving as a low-end option for next-generation gaming.
With 7.5GB RAM, 4 teraflop graphics performance and Xbox One’s CPU, the Series S will be significantly less powerful than the Series X and PS5. But if Microsoft can price it right, that power shortage won’t be an issue for fans who want to play the latest games for the cheapest possible price.
Xbox has promised monthly events that reveal more details about its new console for the time being, so expect a big news drop to happen later this month. PlayStation is doing something similar, keeping up with Xbox until both go on sale later this year, probably around November.
From what the companies have announced so far, the Xbox Series X should be a console worth buying if you want the maximum graphics power and cross-platform benefits of the Smart Delivery feature. PS5 users will get a smaller amount of computing, but will benefit from the DualSense controller’s sophisticated tactile system and Sony’s new 3D audio feature.