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Digital-only Xbox Series X images reportedly leak online

Images allegedly showing the white, digital-only Xbox Series X reported to be in the works earlier this year have leaked online.

An “adorably all-digital” Xbox Series X refresh, planned for a 2024 release, first surfaced as part of a mammoth leak of official Microsoft documentation during last year’s court battle with the FTC. Despite Xbox boss Phil Spencer later downplaying the leak, a report surfaced in February claiming not only was Microsoft’s all-digital Xbox Series X still alive, it was aiming to release “sometime between the upcoming months of June and July”.

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That claim was made by noted leaker eXtas1s, who has now resurfaced with (extremely low-resolution) images allegedly showing a seemingly near-release version of the all-digital console.

Admittedly, there’s not a whole lot of note to be seen; as expected, the most obvious differences between this reported new model and the existing Xbox Series X are the new white colour and a conspicuous absence of a disc-drive on the front of the machine. All other external apsects appear to be more or less the same.


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That’s in keeping with eXtas1s’ previous claims the digital-only Xbox Series X would only offer relatively minor changes to the current model beyond the absent optical disc drive, with improvements limited to an enhanced heatsink and upgraded Nexus card – certainly nothing as radical as the new cylindrical design, front-facing USB-C slot, improved wi-fi, refreshed controller, and decreased power draw seen in last year’s FTC leak.

eXtas1s says the new all-digital model will likely be priced “in a lesser bracket” compared to the current £479.99/$499.99 Xbox Series X.

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