The much anticipated and rumored Xbox Series S is now official. The console will be priced at $299/£249.99 and will feature next-gen performance. The size of the console is really small, and Xbox claims that its the smallest Xbox Ever. In contrast to Xbox Series X, the Series S is 60% Smaller.
The console was tweeted out by the official Xbox account earlier today. The post wrote “Let’s make it official! Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗXbox ever,
👀 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. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
The Xbox official account did not tweet any further details. However, a twitter user WalkingCat was able to leak the unannounced trailer of Series S. The trailer has provided us with everything about the Series S.
no point holding this back now I guess pic.twitter.com/SgOAjm3BuP
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 8, 2020
Firstly, the console is all digital, there are no disc drives. It is very obvious because Microsoft will promote its xCloud and Xbox Game Pass Services. Secondly, the console will feature a mind-boggling 512 GB NVME SSD, which will allow users to switch games rapidly and enjoy fast boot times.
Nearly all leaks mentioned that Xbox Series S would be a budget console, with 1080p support only. However, the official trailer clearly mentions 1440p up to 120 FPS. Not only that, but it’ll also have 4k game upscaling.
DirectX Ray Tracing is also supported, 4K media playback, variable-rate shading, variable refresh rate, and ultra-low latency are all part of the Xbox Series S.
Xbox Series S looks like a real deal for those who don’t want to pony up for the Xbox Series X. Further, I think that the console has fantastic looks. Some fans would say it looks like a small speaker. But, the size and design are very unique and something as small and powerful like this can really impress anyone. For the price, specifications are also great, keeping in mind that next-gen games would be supported. Further, the trailer mentions up to 1440p, so does that mean we’ll be playing most games at 1080p? I guess so because If it was something close to 4K, we would have seen up to 4K written.
The Xbox Series S Might not just battle out its pervious gen Consoles, but I think it’ll also give PlayStation 5 a run for its money. The PlayStation 5 does not have variable-rate shading, variable refresh rate, RT cores, and of course the PS5 won’t cost $299.