Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console is set to receive a refresh in 2024, featuring an all-new design and exciting new features. The details of this unannounced console refresh, codenamed Brooklin, were accidentally revealed in documents related to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) versus Microsoft case.
The upcoming Xbox Series X design showcases a more circular shape compared to the existing console and will not include a disc drive. According to internal confidential Microsoft documents, the new console will boast 2TB of storage, an increase from the previous model’s 1TB. It will also feature a USB-C front port with power delivery and an immersive controller.
Speaking of the controller, codenamed Sebille, it is expected to be announced later this year and offers wireless upgrades and modular thumbsticks. The controller will come in a two-tone color scheme and supports a direct connection to the cloud. It will also feature Bluetooth 5.2 and an updated “Xbox Wireless 2” connection. Microsoft has revealed that the controller will have “precision haptic feedback” and “VCA haptics double as speakers.” Additionally, it will have quieter buttons and thumbsticks, a rechargeable and swappable battery, modular thumbsticks, and even the ability to be lifted to wake it up.
The new Xbox Series X design will also include Wi-Fi 6E support and a Bluetooth 5.2 radio. In addition, Microsoft plans to reduce the size of the existing die to 6nm for improved efficiency. The company aims to maintain the same $499 launch price as the current Xbox Series X while reducing PSU power consumption by 15%.
Microsoft has released a roadmap for both the new Xbox Series X console and the refreshed Xbox Series S. The latter will come with 1TB of storage. While a black version of the revised Xbox Series S was recently launched, there are plans for another refresh in 2024 that will feature Wi-Fi 6E support and Bluetooth 5.2, along with the aforementioned new Xbox controller.
The new Xbox Series S refresh is tentatively scheduled for launch in September 2024, followed by the Xbox Series X refresh in November 2024. Exciting times lie ahead for Xbox enthusiasts with these forthcoming updates, offering improved designs and features to enhance their gaming experiences.