Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console revision and new controller have been leaked

by Danny Craig  · 
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console revision and new controller have been leaked

Unredacted court documents reveal that Microsoft intends to release a revised Xbox Series X console codenamed "Brooklin" alongside a new controller dubbed "Sebile" that includes a number of new features.

The details:

  • Court documents (via ResetEra) from Microsoft's legal battle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its acquisition of Activision Blizzard were shared online overnight, but it appears that the documents were accidentally unredacted, allowing the public access to some of the company's plans in a document titled "Roadmap to 2030." This revealed information about the company's future hardware, games, and connections with other companies in the industry.
  • The console refresh, codenamed "Brooklin," will have the same internal hardware as the current Xbox Series X, however it will be a digital-only console, similar to the Series S. It will also have a 2TB internal storage drive, lower power consumption, and improved Wi-Fi, and is expected to be released in November 2024. The documents also mention "Ellewood," a Series S revision with 1TB of storage and some Brooklin features such as Wi-Fi improvements, which is scheduled to be available in September 2024.
  • Along with the console, a controller codenamed "Sebile" will be released, which will include several new features and improvements over the current Xbox controller. The new controller will feature voice coil actuators that double as speakers for "precision haptic feedback," an accelerometer with a "lift-to-wake" function, a swappable rechargeable battery, quieter buttons, and modular thumbsticks. According to the image in the document, its form factor is very similar to that of the current Xbox controller, but the bottom half will instead be made of a more grippy material.

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