E3 2016 – Microsoft Unveils New Xbox One S Console

If you have been holding out on getting an Xbox One then you might bust have a good reason to rethink. Microsoft have unveiled their new Xbox One S console, a slimmed down update version of the Xbox One that is 40% smaller than the original and supports 4K and HDR video and gaming. The new Xbox One S will be available in three models that will be released in August. These will be a 2TB Launch Edition (includes Xbox One S Vertical Stand) for £349 / €399 / $399. A 1TB edition for £299 / €349 / $349  and a 500GB edition for £249 / €299 / $299

 

What’s new in the Xbox One S:

  • 40% smaller form factor with a new “robot white” colour scheme
  • HDR visuals for supported games and video, 4K video support for Blu-rays, apps and movies, and 4K upscaling for games
  • A New Xbox Wireless Controller with a revamped design and Bluetooth connection
  • The console can now be stood upright with an optional vertical stand
  • The ‘On’ button at the front of the console is physical, instead of being touch sensitive
  • The device pairing button and one of the three USB ports are now located to the front of the device
  • Offers up to 2TB storage, depending on the SKU
  • An IR Blaster on the front of the device, similar to the Kinect’s IR Blaster, allowing you to turn on other devices like your TV and set top boxes without traditional remotes

What the standard Xbox One offers that the Xbox One S does not:

  • The Kinect port is no longer available in the Xbox One S, but compatibility is still available through an external adapter for existing users
  • The external power brick, which is now housed inside the console
  • What is the same between Xbox One S and Xbox One:

All existing Xbox One games, apps, and supported backwards compatible Xbox 360 games are playable on Xbox One
All existing peripherals – including Kinect, though not out of the box – are supported on Xbox One S
The HMDI In port – which allows you to connect set-top boxes into your Xbox One – remains

 

 

Source: Xbox/Eurogamer

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