Microsoft loves dropping cheaper versions of its gear and it appears we may soon be copping a new console. Alongside the much-anticipated Xbox Series X, you can expect to see the entertainment giant release a more affordable console, known as the Xbox Series S.
The existence of the Xbox Series S was confirmed by Twitter user Zak S, who was able to get his hands on the latest version of the next-gen controller. Reports suggest that the user was able to secure the controller from a buy/sell/swap website, prompting some fans to suggest it was likely part of a dev kit or evidence of a shrewd promotional stunt. Either way, the controller’s manual confirms that the Xbox Series S will be coming, which is a major boost for gaming fans across the globe.
Xbox series X controller found in the wild!! pic.twitter.com/TEns4z45CB
— Zak S (@zakk_exe) August 9, 2020
While there isn’t much to report about the Xbox Series S itself, Zak S did give some further insights into the leaked controller. It comes with textured grips and the new ‘hybird’ D-pad. Further, the Share button is located between the Start and Select buttons and we once again see the reprisal of AA batteries, however, this version cops a USB-C cable over the much-maligned USB. Reports also suggest the BlueTooth functionality will allow the new pad to be usable with Android and iOS devices as well.
As for when the new Xbox Series X and now Series S are coming, we’re still waiting, but judging by the new leaks, it might not be too far away. You can read more about the new consoles with our rundown of the new Xbox Series X specs here.
And here's a video to show that it's real pic.twitter.com/4SWl3nmsIw
— Zak S (@zakk_exe) August 10, 2020