A new Xbox Series X model is currently being investigated by Microsoft, according to rumors circulating online.
Speaking on the Xbox Era podcast, Tsiptal Nick revealed that he has heard that Microsoft is looking at releasing a new model of their current generation console without the disc drive. Additionally, the company apparently plans to release other hardware sometime in 2025. What this other hardware is hasn't been specified, so we don't know if it's a mid-generation update like the Xbox One X or something else entirely. Since an APU that would power this new console is apparently not in the works, as revealed by reliable AMD leaks, the unspecified hardware is unlikely to be a more powerful Xbox Series X model.
Releasing an Xbox Series X Digital model makes a lot of sense, even nearly three years into the generation, to offer a cheaper option for those still on the fence about the console. However, while this makes a lot of sense, we'll have to take everything revealed today with a grain of salt until official word comes in on the matter.
As of now, the cheapest way to get into the current console generation on Microsoft's side is to get an Xbox Series S. Despite being well received by customers, the console has often come under fire from developers due to its technical limitations, which forces the studios. to take them into account at the beginning of development. These limitations are so problematic that they have prevented Larian Studios from releasing their successful Baldur's Gate 3 on Xbox Series X and S at the same time as PlayStation 5.
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