Microsoft plans to update its Xbox Series X console in 2024 with a completely new design and features. Codenamed Brooklin, the unannounced console update has been accidentally revealed in new FTC v. Microsoft documents this week.
The new Xbox Series X design looks much more circular than the existing console and comes without a disc drive. Internal confidential Microsoft documents reveal the company has 2 TB of storage (up from 1 TB), a USB-C front port with power supply, and an “all-new, more immersive controller.”
The new controller, codenamed Sebille, will be announced later this year and will include an accelerometer for gyro support. It has a two-tone color scheme and will support a direct connection to the cloud, Bluetooth 5.2 and a presumably updated “Xbox Wireless 2” connection. Microsoft also lists “precision haptic feedback” and “VCA haptics double as speakers” as specifications for the controller. It will also have quieter buttons and thumbsticks, a rechargeable and replaceable battery, modular thumbsticks, and you’ll be able to lift it up to wake it up.
Inside the new Xbox Series X design, Microsoft is also adding Wi-Fi 6E support, a Bluetooth 5.2 radio, and the company is shrinking the existing die to 6nm “to improve efficiency.” PSU power will be reduced by 15 percent, according to Microsoft’s document. Microsoft is aiming for the same $499 launch price as the Xbox Series X.
Microsoft shows a roadmap for this new Xbox Series X console and controller along with an updated Xbox Series S with 1 TB of storage. Microsoft just launched an updated Xbox Series S in black, but there could be another update coming in 2024 with Wi-Fi 6E support and Bluetooth 5.2. It will also include this new Xbox controller.
Microsoft tentatively plans to launch this new Xbox Series S update in September next year, with the Xbox Series X update in November.