Leaked Xbox Series S finally officially announced by Microsoft

After countless leaks.

By now, we have all seen it pop up in one form or another: the Xbox series S is probably the newest item to join the list of badly kept secrets in the gaming industries - alongside every single Call of Duty ever. With a ton of information having leaked - especially in the past twelve hours - Microsoft finally decided to lift the veil. Partly, that is.

An official announcement is great and all but... Microsoft, why don't you just go ahead and post the full reveal trailer? It has leaked already onto social media. The trailer brings forward the following details for the Xbox Series S:

  • Next-gen performance
  • Smallest Xbox ever; 60% smaller than Xbox Series X
  • Custom 512 GB NVME SSD
  • All-digital console; no optical drives
  • 1440p at up to 120 FPS
  • Direct X Raytracing support
  • 4K streaming media playback
  • 4K upscaling for games
  • Variable rate shading
  • Variable refresh rate
  • ultra-low latency

The Xbox Series X will be released later this year in November. At this point, a concrete date is unknown but many people are suspecting that it will release alongside the Xbox Series X.

In fact, images are making the rounds as well that the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will both release 10 November 2020. The Xbox Series S will cost £249.99 / $299, whereas the Xbox Series X is rumoured to cost $499. At the moment of writing this game, the Xbox Series X has not been given a price and release date, however, so take that with a grain of salt for now.

It is an interesting thought that the first next-gen console that would actually receive a price and release date would become the most leaked one of the trio; the Xbox Series S. We can only wonder now how long it will take for Sony and Xbox to reveal the big players on the market. Here's looking at you, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X!