Microsoft likely working on a redesigned Xbox Series X with 2TB storage

Microsoft might be working on a redesigned Xbox Series X that will be launched sometime in October 2024. Codenamed ‘Brooklin’, information about the upcoming console was recently spotted in FTC vs. Microsoft documents which surfaced earlier this week.

Compared to the current Xbox Series X which has a rectangular design, the redesigned console adopts a cylinder-like shape and is rumoured to come without a physical disc drive.

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The confidential Microsoft document also reveals that the company is planning to bump up the internal storage to 2TB, which is double than what the current Xbox Series X offers. It will most likely be powered by an AMD APU based on Zen2/RDNA2 architecture based on 6nm process and reportedly come with a USB Type-C port on the front for power delivery. The redesigned Xbox Series X will start from $499 (approx Rs 41,000), which is the same as the current model.

Apart from a redesigned Xbox Series X, the document also reveals that Microsoft is working on a new controller codenamed ‘Sebile’. The upcoming controller will be announced sometime later this year and will include an accelerometer for gyro support. We might also see a two-tone colour scheme, direct cloud connection, Bluetooth 5.2 and an updated Xbox Wireless 2 connection.

Some other features include what Microsoft calls ‘precision haptic feedback’ and ‘VCA haptics double as speakers’, but it is still unclear what they mean. The document suggests that the buttons and thumbstick will be much quieter and it might come with a user-replaceable battery, modular thumbstick and a lift-to-wake feature.

In addition to the upcoming Xbox Series X, Microsoft is also working on the next generation of Xbox, which will be released sometime in 2028 and is rumoured to be a cloud hybrid console with the company reportedly switching to ARM architecture.