Microsoft plans to update its Xbox Series X console in 2024 with an all-new design and features. Codenamed Brooklin, the unannounced console update was accidentally revealed in a new FTC v. Microsoft documents this week.
The new Xbox Series X design looks much more circular than the existing console and will ship without a disc drive. Confidential internal Microsoft documents reveal the company has 2TB of storage (up from 1TB), a front USB-C port with power delivery, 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 cloud connection, Bluetooth 5.2, and a presumably updated “Xbox Wireless 2” connection. Microsoft also includes “precision haptic feedback” and “VCA haptics function as speakers” as specifications for the controller. It will also have quieter buttons and joysticks, a rechargeable and interchangeable battery, modular joysticks, and you can lift it to activate it.
Within the new Xbox Series The power supply power will be reduced by 15 percent, according to the Microsoft document. Microsoft is aiming for the same $499 launch price as the Xbox Series X.
Microsoft lists a roadmap for this new Xbox Series X console and controller, along with an updated Xbox Series S with 1TB of storage. Microsoft just launched an updated Xbox Series S in black, but another update could be on the way in 2024 with support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. It will also include this new Xbox controller.
Microsoft tentatively plans to release this new Xbox Series S update next September, with the Xbox Series X update coming in November.