Xbox Series S gets confirmed November release date

Less powerful but more affordable than the Xbox Series X

Following the official announcement of the Xbox Series S, Microsoft has revealed the release date and outlined the console’s specifications.

The Xbox Series S – which is a less powerful and cheaper counterpart of the upcoming Xbox Series X – will launch on November 10 and retail at £249/US$299. No word has been mentioned on whether this will be the same date for the Xbox Series X.

Alongside the announcement was a new trailer which showed off the design and a slew of its features. The most notable feature is how the system is completely digital, and is said to be 60 per cent smaller than the Xbox Series X, which comes with a built-in disc drive.

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Xbox Series S
Xbox Series S. Credit: Microsoft

The Xbox Series S video also highlights that the system is capable of a native 1440P resolution at up to 120fps. It will also be able to play titles upscaled to 4K, whilst also allowing 4K media streaming playback. Many Xbox Series X features will be included as well, including Direct X raytracing, variable-rate shading, variable refresh rate and ultra-low latency.

As for memory space, it’s said that the system will come packed with a custom 512GB SSD, allowing super-fast load times for games installed onto the storage. By comparison, the Xbox Series X has been revealed to pack a 1TB SSD.

Check out the full trailer below:

Microsoft announced the Xbox Series S after weeks of various leaks culminated in a full reveal of its design and price.

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Recently, the company was asked about next-gen pricing and when customers can expect to find out the information. At the time, Microsoft responded by stating: “We’ll let you all know when we’re ready”.

Sony is is still yet to announce any of its pre-order information for the PS5. However, the company has opened up the ability to register interest in the upcoming console.

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