After months of speculation, and right after another major leak revealed many details of the Xbox Series S, Microsoft finally decided to formally announce the thing earlier today. However, that's not stopping further leaks from happening, as renowned leaker WalkingCat posted a new video on Twitter that appears to be an advertisement for the Xbox Series S. The video highlights many of the key features of the cheaper next-gen console.
For starters, the video does confirm that the Xbox Series S is a digital-only experience, meaning you won't be able to buy game discs for it. That might help explain why Microsoft discontinued the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition a few months ago. Despite that, the console ships with a relatively small 512GB custom SSD, which is still using the Xbox Velocity Architecture for faster loading times and quick switching between games.
no point holding this back now I guess pic.twitter.com/SgOAjm3BuP— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 8, 2020
In terms of the rendering power of the console, the video claims that the Series S will support game at up to 120 frames per second in Quad HD (1440p) resolution, and it will also support 4K upscaling for games. There's also support for graphics features like DirectX Raytracing, variable refresh rate, and variable rate shading, so it would appear the experience isn't too far off from the Series X.
While the technical specs for the Xbox Series S have been rumored for some time, Microsoft has yet to confirm them, but these numbers should give you a good idea of what to expect. The Xbox Series S will cost $299, and it's expected to launch on November 10 alongside the Series X.