Oh Look, Microsoft Is Accidentally Mentioning A Next-Gen Console They Haven't Actually Announced, Again

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To date, Microsoft has announced a single next-gen console: the Xbox Series X. Thing is, we all basically know that there’s a second console coming, one that is yet to be announced, despite the fact there are more and more products out there that specifically mention it. Products made by Microsoft!

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That console is the Xbox Series S, believed to be the console previously codenamed “Lockhart,” which we reported on last year. This console is designed to be a cheaper, digital-only version of the Series X.

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Last month we saw a controller that mentioned the Series S on the box, and this week it’s a Game Pass trial code card, included in the box for an Xbox One controller.

It’s pretty hard to see in the tweet, so let’s enhance:

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Pull in on “100 high-quality games”, stop.

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Screenshot: @BraviaryBrendan
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Huh. Making things even more absurd, the person posting the pic says they “bought this controller directly from Microsoft online”.

Guys, it’s September. Announce it already.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Generic Jargon

This will probably be the last generation with a disk drive in the console... if not, for sure the next one.