Microsoft plans to update its Xbox Series X console with a completely new design and features in 2024. An unannounced refresh of the console, codenamed Brooklin, was accidentally revealed in the new version FTC v. Microsoft documents this week.
The new Xbox Series X design looks much more circular than the existing console and will come without a disc drive. In Microsoft’s internal confidential documents, the company reveals that it has 2TB of storage (up from 1TB), a front powered USB-C port and “an all-new, more advanced driver”.
Codenamed Sebille, the new controller is due to be announced later this year and will include an accelerometer to support gyroscope. It has a two-tone color scheme and will support direct cloud connectivity, Bluetooth 5.2 and possibly an updated “Xbox Wireless 2” connection. Microsoft also lists “accurate tactile response” and “haptic VCAs serve as speakers” as driver specifications. It will also have quieter buttons and levers, a rechargeable and replaceable battery, modular levers, and you’ll be able to pick it up to wake it up.
Microsoft is also adding Wi-Fi 6E support, a Bluetooth 5.2 radio to the new Xbox Series X design, and the company is shrinking the existing technology down to 6nm “to increase efficiency.” According to the Microsoft document, the performance of the resource will decrease by 15 percent. Microsoft is targeting the same $499 launch price as the Xbox Series X.
Microsoft reveals the plan for this new Xbox Series X console and controller, along with an updated Xbox Series S console with 1 TB of storage. Microsoft just launched the updated Xbox Series S in black, but there could be another refresh in 2024 with support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. This new Xbox controller will also be included.
Microsoft tentatively plans to launch this new Xbox Series S update next September, with an Xbox Series X update in November.