This is the leaked all-digital Xbox Series X

Microsoft is gearing up to introduce a revamped Xbox Series X console, code-named Brooklin, in 2024, as revealed inadvertently through FTC v. Microsoft documents. This console refresh showcases an entirely new design, departing from the current form factor. It notably abandons the disc drive and embraces a cylindrical shape, offering a fresh look and several enhancements.

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According to internal confidential Microsoft documents, this updated Xbox Series X will feature 2TB of storage, a notable increase from the existing 1TB capacity. Additionally, it will introduce a USB-C front port with power delivery. A significant highlight is the introduction of an “all-new, more immersive controller,” codenamed Sebile.

The Sebile controller, scheduled for an early next-year announcement at $69.99, boasts several innovative features. It incorporates an accelerometer, enabling users to simply lift the controller to activate it. The design showcases a two-tone color scheme and offers support for a direct connection to the cloud, Bluetooth 5.2, and an updated “Xbox Wireless 2” connection.

Microsoft’s spec sheet for the controller also mentions “precision haptic feedback” and “VCA haptics double as speakers.” The Sebile controller promises quieter buttons and thumbsticks, a rechargeable and swappable battery, and modular thumbsticks, though the extent of modularity remains unclear.

Inside the redesigned Xbox Series X, Microsoft is adding support for Wi-Fi 6E and incorporating a Bluetooth 5.2 radio. The company also mentions shrinking the existing die to 6nm for improved efficiency and reducing PSU power by 15 percent. Remarkably, Microsoft is targeting a $499 launch price, aligning with the current Xbox Series X pricing strategy.

Furthermore, Microsoft’s roadmap includes a refreshed Xbox Series S with 1TB of storage, building on the recent launch of a black variant. This upcoming revision, set for 2024, is expected to feature Wi-Fi 6E support and Bluetooth 5.2, along with the new Sebile controller.

The accidental disclosure in the FTC documents provides a glimpse into Microsoft’s ambitious plans for its gaming ecosystem, introducing both hardware and controller innovations in the near future.