With the Xbox Series S price revealed, Microsoft has promised more information at a later date. However this has not stopped the Xbox Series S feature set and specifications from being leaked. According to promotional material that has surfaced on the internet courtesy leaker _h0x0d_ via Twitter, you can expect the Xbox Series S to ship with a custom NVME 512GB SSD and play games at 1440p up to 120fps.
Xbox Series S features
- All-Digital (amusing how the lack of access to physical media as an option is touted as a feature)
- 1440p at up to 120fps for games
- DirectX ray tracing
- Variable rate shading
- Variable refresh rate
- Ultra-low latency (no indication to what this means for the Xbox Series S has been given in the promo video)
- Custom 512GB SSD
- 4K streaming media playback
- 4K upscaling of games.
You can watch the full video right here.
no point holding this back now I guess pic.twitter.com/SgOAjm3BuP— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 8, 2020
Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X release date
As per Windows Central, expect a November 10 release date for Xbox Series X and Series S. Safe to say we should see an India release date in the same time frame if we consider Microsoft’s statements in the past.
According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer “significant delays in region launches” harm Microsoft’s prospects. This is an interesting turn when you consider that the Xbox 360 and Xbox One were officially released in India nearly a year after their international launches with the original Xbox skipping the country altogether.
“I will say, having lived through the Xbox One launch I know that significant delays in region launches hurt us,” said Spencer.
“It hurts us with the sentiment of the fans. Every time I go to Japan I am reminded that we were nine months late in launching there with Xbox One. And the Internet means everyone knows where everything is launched. Not like 30 years ago when it was kind of it’s ‘not here yet’ and you don’t get the roar of people getting excited from other regions. We haven’t started on a plan B but I’d be hesitant to do something like that. Fundamentally some of the issues we have to work through are more software-related than hardware and when you’re done with software it scales globally so I’m not predicting that but as I said, we’re managing day to day kind of watching how things are going and managing our productivity.”