It’s been a tough summer time for Microsoft’s gaming division because the launch of the brand new era of consoles attracts close to. After an unimpressive and meme-worthy gameplay reveal of Halo: Infinite – Microsoft’s flagship title for the autumn – the sport was delayed to 2021, leaving Microsoft and not using a extremely anticipated killer app for the upcoming Xbox Sequence X.

On Monday, a picture of the Xbox Sequence S – Microsoft’s but unannounced price range model of a next-gen console – was leaked on-line. In line with the leak, the Sequence S will promote for $299. Microsoft acknowledged the leak on Tuesday morning, and confirmed that the Sequence S will launch with an estimated retail worth of $299.

So, what’s the Sequence S?

Microsoft is promoting its new flagship console, the Xbox Sequence X, as probably the most highly effective console ever. The Sequence S, very similar to the Xbox One S earlier than it, is a extra inexpensive model of the console for individuals who aren’t obsessive over decision and framerate. All next-gen Xbox video games will run on each the Sequence S and Sequence X, so that you’ll be capable of play the brand new Halo on the S – you simply won’t get fairly the identical efficiency, particularly on a 4K TV.

To this point, we solely have a picture of the S and the pricepoint, and Microsoft is but to disclose the total specs of the machine together with the launch date (which is anticipated to be in November). Extra leaked promotional footage for the Sequence S notes that the machine can get 120 frames per second at a decision of 1440p, is DirectX Raytracing prepared, and packs a 512 GB SSD.

That final level might show to be a difficulty, because it doesn’t look like the Sequence S has a disc drive. In case you are certainly going all-digital with the Sequence S, it gained’t be lengthy till that 512 GB arduous drive is full. Simply ask Name of Responsibility: Warzone gamers, who commonly have to put in colossal patches. Within the trendy age, it’s potential you could solely be capable of match 4 triple-A video games on that SSD.

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