People have been speculating that Microsoft will soon announce an Xbox Series S, and it seems like they may be right.
Tom Warren, Senior Editor at The Verge, got his hands on some leaked photos of the Xbox Series X Controller. And while it looks good, what’s been capturing everyone’s attention is an obvious hint that an Xbox Series S model is coming.
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 9, 2020
The side of the packaging mentions that the controller is compatible with both an Xbox Series X and an Xbox Series S. Microsoft has not yet confirmed a second console, let alone a white controller. But the packaging looks official, and the leak appears to be genuine.
This goes hand in hand with some previously leaked documents that also hinted towards a second console. It’s supposedly not going to include a disc drive, much like the PS5 Digital Edition. But it will also be less powerful than Xbox Series X, which makes sense since it’s intended to be a budget model.
It’s also not the first time a picture of the new Xbox controller leaked on the internet. It happened a couple of weeks ago as well, and although it didn’t showcase any official packaging, it looks identical to the one in the latest leak.
Microsoft has neither confirmed nor denied the production of a white controller, let alone an additional console. But additional evidence keeps surfacing, and it’s starting to look more credible too.
It seems like it’s only a matter of time until Microsoft makes an official announcement on both the controller and the second console. But with the holiday season fast approaching and the Xbox Series X’s release date drawing closer with each day, it’ll probably happen sooner rather than later.
Alex is a freelance writer based in Adelaide, Australia. He finished a law degree but realised it wasn't the career for him and decided to follow his dream of becoming a writer. Since then, he has finished two postgraduate writing degrees at Swinburne University of Technology. Now he writes about his other passion; esports and gaming.