Report: Leaked Controller Mentions Second Next-Gen Xbox Console

What’s reportedly a leaked retail version of the new Xbox’s controller.
What’s reportedly a leaked retail version of the new Xbox’s controller.
Photo: The Verge

While the machine has yet to be officially announced, there has long been speculation that Microsoft is planning on releasing a second next-gen console besides the Xbox Series X called the Xbox Series S. Speculation that’s about to get a lot stronger.

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The Verge reports that while we’re still waiting on such an announcement, a leaked retail Xbox Series X controller spotted today specifically mentions that it will work on not just a Series X, but a Series S as well.

The side of the box clearly says “Xbox Series X | S”
The side of the box clearly says “Xbox Series X | S”
Photo: TinyRakan
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Images of the controller appeared online earlier today, which The Verge say they have “confirmed it’s genuine.” While interesting in their own way, as they let us get a good look at the next-gen Xbox controller, it’s the Series S mention in these images that has folks talking.

The Series S is 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.

While Microsoft has yet to announce the Series S, if retail packaging is getting out there a formal unveiling can’t be too far off.

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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Jesus christ somebody please fire the people in charge of naming their consoles.