Xbox Collection S outed by next-gen controller leak—and it’s legit

The brand new Xbox console controller is now formally within the wild, which is astonishing sufficient since its accompanying console, the Xbox Collection X, nonetheless would not have a launch date or a value.

However the two leaked controllers we have seen so far are much more intriguing due to one thing they’ve in widespread: an apparently official point out of “Xbox Collection S” as a further Microsoft next-gen console. Ars Technica can verify that that is certainly the identify of an upcoming, unannounced Microsoft product.

S marks the spot—however questions stay

The controller itself was beforehand introduced alongside Xbox Collection X’s reveal throughout the December 2019 broadcast of The Sport Awards. Whereas it bears a powerful resemblance to the prevailing Xbox One controller, its common mildew has been shrunken to higher help a wider vary of hand sizes. Functionally, it is equivalent, aside from a brand new “share” button, whereas its d-pad has been up to date to resemble one of many d-pad choices discovered within the first-party Xbox Elite Controller line. One proprietor of the brand new controller, who goes by Zak S on Twitter, pointed particularly to the up to date d-pad as “one in every of [his] favourite components.”

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