Microsoft is rumoured to be launching its second, more affordable next-generation Xbox console this month, and now looks certain to be called the Xbox Series S, as the packaging photo of the next generation of Xbox controllers has been mentioned in the Xbox Series S, which Instagram user Zak got today and confirmed it was from Microsoft.
The new control handle, which was sold today on a second-hand website, states that it works with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. Microsoft hasn’t officially launched the Xbox Series S, and the company hasn’t even confirmed the presence of the white Xbox Series X control handle.
Last month, a mysterious white Xbox Series X control handle was unveiled online, equipped with a new D-pad, trigger and new sharing button. The new leak matches a previous control handle leak, and the leak in retail packaging suggests the devices may soon be in stores.
The Xbox Series S is likely to be Microsoft’s second, cheaper next-generation Xbox, developed under the codename Lockhart. The company’s plans for two next-generation consoles were outlined in a Microsoft document that was first leaked in June. Microsoft’s Xbox Series X Devkit, codenamed “Dante,” allows game developers to enable a special Lockhart mode that Microsoft hopes to achieve with this second console.
The Lockhart console is expected to include 7.5GB of available memory, about 4 Teraflops GPU performance, and carry the same CPU shipping on the Xbox Series X.