Internal Microsoft documents have been revealed in the latest FTC case, and in addition to the leaked plans for The Elder Scrolls VI, there is also new information about the upcoming Xbox refresh code-named Brooklin.
One noticeable difference is a more cylindrical design, departing from the current rectangular shape, and there are no longer disc slots. The maximum storage capacity has been increased to 2TB, and there is a front-facing USB-C port that supports USB-PD. The device also supports Wi-Fi 6E and features a die size of just 6 nanometers, resulting in decreased power consumption by 15%.
Furthermore, there is a new controller code-named Sebile, which comes in a panther color. It has an accelerometer added to enhance the gyroscope capabilities. The controller can directly connect to the cloud, has Bluetooth 5.2, improved and precise haptic feedback, VCA haptics that function as speakers, a replaceable battery, and modular analog buttons that can be switched out. The controller will also be responsive to movement and lifting.
The expected launch price is set at $499, the same as the current Series X model. According to the leaked roadmap, Brooklin is likely to be unveiled in mid-2024 and released by the end of the year. As for the controller, it is expected to be announced in late May next year.
TLDR: Internal Microsoft documents reveal details about the upcoming Xbox refresh, code-named Brooklin, including a redesigned cylindrical shape, increased storage capacity, a USB-C port, and improved wireless capabilities. Additionally, a new controller, called Sebile, is set to debut with enhanced gyroscope abilities, direct cloud connectivity, improved haptic feedback, and modular analog buttons. The launch price is expected to be $499, matching the current Series X model, with a potential release in late 2024.