Xbox’s plans for a mid-gen digital-only refresh of the Xbox Sequence X|S, together with three new fashions, have been leaked by FTC courtroom paperwork that weren’t correctly redacted, as posted to Resetera. Various information displaying inner Microsoft plans have been left hooked up to a courtroom doc, revealing plans for the mid-gen refresh, a brand new controller codenamed “Sebile”, and plans for Microsoft’s subsequent era of consoles.
Regardless of Microsoft beforehand stating that it had no plans for a mid-generation console refresh within the vein of final era’s Xbox One X improve, the brand new paperwork present a refresh is certainly deliberate for 2024.
The three consoles within the refresh are all digital, with no included disc drive. The primary, Ellewood, is a “gentle” refresh of the Xbox Sequence S, whereas the Brooklin is the brand new discless iteration of the Xbox Sequence X. The third, codenamed Uther, has the identical specs because the Brooklin however is “in XDL”–presumably denoting it will be out there with Microsoft’s Xbox Design Lab customization. All three will ship with the upgraded controller, nicknamed Sebile, which is ready to launch a while forward of the mid-gen consoles.
Pictures included with the Brooklin slide present a design refresh from the Xbox Sequence X’s iconic fridge form, trying to be a spherical or rectangular tower. The Brooklin boasts “extra inner storage, quicker Wi-Fi, lowered energy, a extra immersive conroller and an attractive redesign” as its upgrades over the bottom Xbox Sequence X. All the consoles are listed as having enhancements to sustainability.
The Sebile controller comes with upgrades together with new modular thumbsticks, quieter buttons and thumbsticks, new app options, haptics that double as audio system, in addition to sustainability enhancements together with a swappable battery, recycled supplies, and simpler repairability.
Not like the PS5’s cheaper digital console, the discless Xbox Sequence X and S will retail for a similar launch value as the bottom models–$499 for the X, and $299 for the S.
A schedule for the upcoming consoles reveals that the Sebile controller is due out first in Might 2024, with the mid-gen consoles introduced shortly after that in June. Then, the Xbox Sequence S refresh Ellewood is because of launch in August 2024, with the Xbox Sequence X refresh Brooklin due two months after in late October.
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