Xbox Series S referenced again through Game Pass trial card

The console was previously referenced through a leaked Xbox Series X controller

Microsoft has yet to officially confirm the existence of the Xbox Series S, however the company has again mentioned the console in another of one of its products.

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.

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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:

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.

The biggest launch title for the Xbox Series X was intended to be Halo Infinite. The title was later delayed to allow 343 Industries more time to flesh out the project after the on-going coronavirus pandemic affected development time. Microsoft at the time reiterated that the console would still launch this year and the game’s delay would not affect its plans.
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