Microsoft has confirmed by way of its official Xbox Twitter account that a discless, tiny Xbox known as the Sequence S will probably be launched alongside its forthcoming Xbox Sequence X. The Sequence S was initially leaked late Monday, first by Brad Sams on Twitter, and likewise by Strolling Cat. The Xbox account tweeted a picture fo the identical small design dominated by a big, spherical vent grill, and stated that the estimated retail value at launch for the brand new model of the console will probably be $299.
The unique leak from Sams additionally consists of the $299 value, and Strolling Cat’s leaked trailer video inlaid extra particulars – together with noting that the console is 60% smaller than the forthcoming Sequence X, however that it features a high-speed 512GB NVMe SSD, with efficiency providing as much as 1440p decision at 120FPS, together with 4K upscaling. It’ll additionally help DirectX ray tracing.
There have been rumors in regards to the Sequence S touchdown together with the Sequence X, which Microsoft made official first all the way in which again in December 2019 (what even was 2019, was it actual?). Whereas Microsoft didn’t affirm any of the leaked specs or efficiency from the trailer, that positively appears to be like like an official Xbox teaser Strolling Cat got here throughout, so I wouldn’t anticipate any surprises there.
Microsoft additionally didn’t share something about Sequence S availability or pre-orders. The launches of each the next-gen Xbox and the PS5 from Sony have been extraordinarily drawn out throughout large drip campaigns, and pre-order and availability specifics are nonetheless being held near the chest, a lot to the frustration of gaming followers. Hopefully this leak and subsequent affirmation means we’re getting shut.