Codenamed Lockhart and after a series of leaks, Microsoft today officially announced its second-next-gen console, the Xbox Series S and its retail price will be $299. In a tweet, Microsoft described the console as “next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever.”
The announcement came with an image confirming the look of the Xbox Series S. The console is much smaller than the flagship Xbox Series X which also comes out later this year which many expecting a retail price of $499 for it. The cheaper second-next gen console from Microsoft lacks a disc drive and it is expected to feature a less powerful GPU, low display resolution amongst many other stripped-down hardware specifications compared to the Series X.
From the image, the console is standing upright but with the orientation of the Xbox logo on it, it can be placed horizontally. Microsoft didn’t share more than this but promised it is “looking forward to sharing more” soon.
According to Windows Central, Microsoft is expected to hold a press event soon announcing the pricing of the Xbox Series X. Both consoles will also launch on November 10, says Window Central. The Xbox Series X will retail for $499 with a $35 monthly Xbox All Access subscription option while the cheaper Series S will also have the option of a monthly $25 Xbox All Access Subscription.