Microsoft hid the Xbox Series S in plain sight and nobody noticed


The Xbox Collection S might need leaked earlier this week earlier than being formally unveiled, however Microsoft was hiding it in plain sight months in the past. Xbox chief Phil Spencer appeared in a number of interviews in July, forward of Microsoft’s Xbox video games showcase, and he hid an Xbox Collection S on the cabinets behind him.

The official Xbox account revealed the frilly prank at this time, and Spencer added that the Xbox Collection S appeared in not less than three YouTube video interviews throughout July. Whereas it’d sound shocking for an unannounced console to be hidden in movies, Microsoft has a behavior of hiding secrets and techniques and codes as teasers forward of its console bulletins.

Microsoft teased its Xbox One X console with a bunch of movies that hinted at its 6 teraflops of GPU efficiency forward of E3 in 2017. The corporate additionally teased the Xbox Collection X, underneath the codename Scarlett, in E3 teasers final yr.

Microsoft was compelled to announce the Xbox Collection S a bit sooner than deliberate this week, after the console and its $299 worth leaked. The Xbox Collection S will use the identical CPU because the bigger, extra highly effective Xbox Collection X and a 512GB customized SSD. Microsoft is focusing on the Xbox Collection S, with its four teraflops of GPU efficiency, at 1080p TVs and 1440p gaming on gaming displays, quite than 4K. The Xbox Collection S will launch on November 10th, priced at $299.


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