After many renders, we can finally see how Microsoft's next-gen console, Xbox Series S Lockhart, likely looks. A photo published by a Thurrott journalist shows the likely final design of the console with a $299 price tag.
Also, a well-known insider WalkingCat, who has repeatedly leaked reliable information about Microsoft's new products, published a short video comparing the Xbox Series S in the same design and the older Series X in size.
The image shows a white console that is somewhat similar to the Xbox One S, and the design of the Series X shows similarities with the One X. It is shown in the vertical orientation, although the inverted Xbox logo clearly indicates that the device can be placed horizontally.
WalkingCat videos show that the Series S is much thinner than the Series X, making it easier to fit the console under many TVs. There is a circular air vent at the top, just like the One S has, but in this case, it is painted black.
Insider Jez Corden, editor-in-chief of Windows Central, also confirmed that the console does not have a floppy drive and will indeed sell for a suggested price of $299. The console will also be available for purchase as part of the Xbox All Access plan for $25 per month, including Xbox Live and Game Pass subscriptions. Meanwhile, according to insiders, the older version of Series X will cost $499 or $35 per month by subscription.
According to preliminary data, Xbox Series S will receive 7.5 GB of available RAM, a CPU like the older Series X model, a GPU with four teraflops versus 12 teraflops in Series X and six teraflops in One X, as well as support for ray tracing. The Xbox Series S will handle next-gen games, but the drop in GPU power means that the younger version will likely not output modern games in 4K resolution.
Microsoft's reaction to the leaked prices and launch dates for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles was not long in coming. The company reacted with a highly original and popular Monkey Puppet meme, thereby confirming that the leak was reliable.
Following the funny tweet, Microsoft posted another tweet confirming the Xbox Series S's design and price.
According to new reports, both consoles will be released on November 10, 2020.