Microsoft has confirmed that their new Xbox One S console will hit stores on 2nd August 2016, although initially only the 2TB ‘Launch Edition’ will be available to purchase.
You’ll be able to pick up the new Xbox One S 2TB ‘Launch Edition’ for £350/$400, although those waiting for the smaller capacity 500GB and 1TB models will need to wait a little longer. Priced at £250/$300 for the 500GB and £300/$350 the two smaller capacities in December according to the Microsoft Store.
The new Xbox One S console is 40% smaller than the current Xbox One console and includes and internal power supply, removing the need for the infamous Xbox One power brick. The new console will include support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), offering a much wider range of colours on compatible TVs.
For those looking to upgrade from the Xbox One to the Xbox One S, you’ll be happy to hear that Microsoft has confirmed that all licenced peripherals and games will be fully compatible with the new console. This includes all controllers, hard drives and even the Kinect 2.0 with a free adaptor*.
As well as the new Xbox One S, Microsoft will be releasing a more powerful Xbox console in 2017 dubbed ‘Project Scorpio’. While little is known about this console, Microsoft stated this will be the “most powerful console ever made”. Pricing and a release date has yet to be confirmed.
*Free adaptor only available to existing Xbox One owners with a Kinect sensor.