Microsoft’s E3 keynote doesn’t start until tomorrow, but it looks like one of their biggest announcements has joined this year’s growing list of advance leaks. The Xbox One Slim seems to be real, with NeoGAF stealing an image to post online, which was later picked up by Kotaku. You can check the picture out below:
As the very official-looking image reveals, the Xbox One Slim, or ‘Xbox One S’ as it seems to be referred to, is 40% smaller than the current Xbox One console that’s been available since late 2013, and also sports a 2TB hard drive, which is the biggest yet offered for a current-gen console. The controller design has also been streamlined, as evidenced by the smaller, sleeker-looking controller above the console, and, most telling of all, the Xbox One S seems to support 4K video streaming, likely with applications like Netflix and various sports apps. It’s currently unclear whether this 4K capability also means that this slimmer console’s built-in Blu-Ray player will also be able to play 4K Blu-Ray movie discs.
The Xbox One S will come with a stand, which has also had an image revealed, and you can check that out below, along with some teaser art that strongly suggests that the Xbox One S will eventually be bundled with this October’s blockbuster Xbox One exclusive, Gears of War 4:
We’ll be sure to hear more about the Xbox One S tomorrow at Microsoft’s E3 keynote, which will be held at 9:00 A.M. PST/12:00 P.M. EST. In the meantime, keep revisiting Eggplante for all major news and updates on Xbox One hardware.