Leaked Xbox Series X Controller Packaging Reveals Xbox Series S

Xbox Series X S Controller

Leaked images of what may be the new Xbox Series X controller and its packaging may have revealed the Xbox Series S. (Thanks Wario64!)

We previously reported how during an interview with iJustine ,Head of Xbox Phil Spencer discussed “respecting a gamer’s relationship with our product,” and teasing an announcement related to that coming in August. This lead to speculation of the rumored “Xbox Series S” console.

Back in May 2019, Video Games Chronicle (VGC) reported on leaked Microsoft documents from 2012 discussing Project Scarlet (what would later be revealed as the Xbox Series X).

Combined with their own sources, VGC reported that Microsoft’s plans included (in VGC’s words) “premium hardware offering and a lower-priced streaming-oriented device.” As Microsoft have discussed cloud gaming on multiple occasions, this could be true.

Venture Beat also reported on allegedly leaked GameCore Development Kit information [12]. Though heavily cropped and the Filebin link now leading to a 404 error (redirecting to the website’s home page), the alleged document discusses “LockhartProfiling.”

Eurogamer claims from their sources that Microsoft was planning to unveil the “Xbox Series S” in June- dubbed Project Lockhart. This would be a cheaper compared to the Xbox Series X, with Venture Beat claiming it would have less graphical power. VGC reported both the Xbox Series X and this Series X would be capable of cloud gaming.

Now, Twitter user @TinyRakan has posted a tweet of the new Xbox controller (leaked by a third party judging by the tweet’s text), seemingly for Xbox Series X. However, the packaging also states it is compatible with “Xbox Series X|S.” It is also compatible with Xbox One, Windows 10, Android, and iOS. It also uses two AA batteries.

What do you think? Is this a legitimate leak? What do you hope the Xbox Series S will be? Sound off in the comments below!


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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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