A huge Microsoft leak has shed some light on potential future hardware and software. This includes a new and improved Xbox Series X console, which was leaked as part of the recent Microsoft/FTC trial. Codenamed Brooklin, the console looks like a beefier version of the original Amazon Echo. According to the documents, the Xbox Series X Pro device has an November 2024 release date and a $499 price tag (£479 in the UK).
Microsoft explains more: “Brooklin will deliver 4K Gen9 console gaming with more internal storage, faster Wi-Fi, reduced power, a more immersive controller and a beautiful redesign that elevates the all-digital experience of the Xbox ecosystem.”
Indeed, the console boasts 2TB of internal storage, which is double the amount of the original Xbox Series X.
That’s on top of a USB-C front port with power delivery and Wi-Fi 6E radio for better latency and interference mitigation.
Arguably most exciting of all, however, is the new and improved controller, which is codenamed Sebile.
According to The Verge, the controller comes with an accelerometer that’s capable of turning the pad on when lifted.
That’s on top of a direct connection to cloud, Bluetooth 5.2, and a new and improved Xbox Wireless 2 technology.
Fans of Sony’s DualSense controller will also be pleased to hear that the pad comes with precision haptic feedback.
This should allow Microsoft and third-party developers to create more immersive experiences, similar to the PS5. The VCA haptics are also said to double as speakers.
Finally, Microsoft promises quieter buttons and thumbsticks, a rechargeable battery and more.
The Microsoft leak also shed some light on some of the console’s upcoming games, including an Elder Scrolls Oblivion remaster, a Fallout 3 remaster, a new Doom game and Dishonored 3.