After months of leaks and speculation, Microsoft has finally confirmed the existence of the Xbox Series S.
The most noteworthy feature of the upcoming console may just be its price. At just $299, the Xbox Series S not only has the honor of being the first next-gen console with a confirmed price point, but it will likely end up being the most affordable next-gen console by at least $50-$100 (based on current estimates).
What do you get for that price? While Microsoft has not yet revealed the console’s specs at the time of this writing, a convincing (and seemingly reliable) leaked trailer posted via Twitter appears to reveal the most important specifics:
To summarize, the Xbox Series S will reportedly be an all-digital console (meaning it will not include a disc drive) that will ship with a custom 512GB SSD. It will offer 1440p gameplay at up to 120FPS, DirectX Raytracing, variable rate shading, variable refresh rate, and ultra-low latency, but there’s no word as of yet regarding the specifics of the console’s CPU, GPU, and other key hardware components. The console’s lack of a disc drive has also seemingly helped Microsoft drastically reduce its overall size, as the trailer above indicates that the Series S will be 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X.