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Huge leak reveals next-gen Xbox could possibly be a cloud-hybrid console, Sequence X|S refresh coming in 2024 Specific Occasions

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What simply occurred? A leaked courtroom doc has seemingly revealed Microsoft’s plans for future Xbox consoles. First off, the corporate is engaged on hybrid machines that it says would leverage the “mixed energy of the shopper and cloud to ship deeper immersion and completely new lessons of recreation experiences.” The doc additionally claims that the console shall be optimized for real-time gameplay and creators, and can supply enhanced capabilities past what the shopper {hardware} can supply.

Curiously, Microsoft is contemplating transferring away from AMD (Zen 6) and ARM for the CPU of its next-gen recreation console. Relying on the corporate’s resolution, the GPU will both be co-designed with AMD (Navi 5) or a personalized model of a licensed ARM GPU. A few of the options of the brand new console might embrace next-gen Raytracing, Dynamic International Illumination, Micropolygon Rendering Optimizations, ML-based Tremendous Decision, and extra. The paperwork additionally reveal that the Tenth-gen Xbox consoles might launch in 2028.

Whereas the next-gen Xbox consoles are nonetheless a way away, Microsoft is prepping to launch a redesigned Xbox Sequence X (codenamed Brooklyn) subsequent yr with new options. The brand new console is anticipated to return with out a disc drive and will have 2TB of storage and a powered USB-C port within the entrance.

The doc accessed by The Verge additionally reveals different elements of the gadget, together with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. The gadget may be extra energy environment friendly, because the PSU may have 15 p.c decrease capability than the prevailing mannequin. It might have the identical $499 MSRP as the present Xbox Sequence X, and is anticipated to launch in October-November, 2024.

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Alongside the brand new Xbox Sequence X, Microsoft can be engaged on a refreshed Xbox Sequence S (codenamed Ellewood) with 1TB of storage, and a focused launch timeframe in August-September, 2024. As well as, the doc additionally means that ‘Edith,’ probably a codename for the prevailing Xbox Sequence S, shall be discounted to $199 for Black Friday earlier than being discontinued. The corporate can be planning to end-of-life ‘Starkville’ earlier than the Brooklyn launch, however it’s not instantly clear what that gadget is likely to be.

A leaked render means that the brand new console could possibly be extra cylindrical than the prevailing mannequin, and it’ll even have an accompanying controller (codenamed ‘Sebile’) with a built-in accelerometer, cloud assist, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and ‘Xbox Wi-fi 2’ connection. Different options embrace a chargeable and detachable battery, modular thumbsticks, and a lift-to-wake operate.


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