The Xbox Series S is said to be a scaled-back version of the Xbox Series X, with less powerful specs but at lower price tag. Last month, the console was seemingly revealed through leaked images of the packaging of an Xbox Series X controller, which included the Xbox Series S on its list of compatible consoles.
Now, the Xbox Series S has appeared again, this time in the packaging of a controller box for the Xbox One. Each new controller comes packed with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate trial code and reportedly has the Xbox Series S as a compatible system listed on the back.
The information was spotted by Twitter user BraviaryBrendan, who stated he purchased the controller directly from the Microsoft store. The pamphlet references all the compatible consoles with Xbox Series S being the first one.
Check out the tweet below:
I got a new controller for my Xbox since mine was broken. Interestingly enough, the Game Pass Ultimate trial code sheet mentions the unannounced @Xbox Series S. It’s definitely a thing. pic.twitter.com/GX1rOYG5g7
— Brendan (@BraviaryBrendan) August 31, 2020
The Xbox Series S has long rumoured to be in development under the codename Project Lockhart. Back in June, patch notes for Microsoft’s Game Development Kit referenced both the Xbox Series X and Project Lockhart, further giving the theories credibility.
Eurogamer originally reported that Microsoft intended to close August with the Xbox Series S reveal, however the company did not showcase the console.