It’s been almost three years since the release of the Xbox Series X/S consoles, and as we slowly approach the console’s mid-life, new plans have surfaced in the release for an alleged disc drive-less Xbox Series X console. documentary evidence from Microsoft’s recent legal battle with the FTC.
As spotted by The Verge, the new console looks like a cylindrical version of the currently-outgoing Xbox Series X, but without a disc drive—which is essentially a digital version of the Xbox Series X—and 2TB of storage instead of 1TB, but the same $500 price tag.
In addition, the said console, codenamed “Brooklin”, is supposed to have a more efficient 6nm shrink and a 15 percent reduction in power supply. In addition, Microsoft plans to add a new USB-C port to the front of the cylindrical console to support power supply.
A new Xbox Sebille controller is also expected
Ahead of the new console’s launch, Microsoft is also expected to release a new two-tone, redesigned controller that supports “precise haptic feedback.” It’s also expected to have Bluetooth 5.2, support for cloud integration, and even “VCA haptics” that “double as speakers.” Additionally, this new controller also features quieter buttons and modular thumbsticks, a rechargeable battery, and supports the lift-to-wake gesture.
When could the new Discless Xbox Series X hit the market?
Microsoft is expected to release the digital Xbox Series X in November 2024, but before then, the gaming giant is also said to release a new, updated version of the Xbox series with WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.
We’ll have to wait and see when Microsoft officially announces their new console now that it’s been leaked thanks to their legal battle with the FTC.