Microsoft will launch an updated version of its games console Monday with images of the new product — to be called the Xbox One S — leaking online hours before the official announcement.
The images of the new console and controller were posted online by members of video game forum NeoGAF and sources speaking to various tech blogs, including the Verge and Engadget, have confirmed the details are accurate.
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The redesigned console, an update to the Xbox One that was launched in 2013, will be 40 percent smaller than the original but will support 4K resolution gaming as well as high dynamic range mode for better image quality. The new console will come with a 2 terabyte hard drive (up from the 500 gigabyte hard drive on the original) and Microsoft will also announce a new “streamlined controller” to go with the new console.
Microsoft — which responded to the leak with this comment: ¯_(ツ)_/¯ — will hold a press conference at the high-profile Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on Monday at 9 a.m. PT (noon EDT) where the company is expected to announce more details of the Xbox One S including a release date and price.
Last week Sony confirmed it was working on an update to its PlayStation 4 console, which will support ultra HD resolution while providing an improved virtual reality experience.