Xbox Hardware Updates Coming This Holiday Confirms Microsoft; Xbox Gaming Handheld On Cards Too

The Xbox Series S|X has reached its third anniversary, sparking curiosity among gamers about potential updates from Microsoft for the current-gen console or upcoming next-gen systems. While some details have surfaced through leaks, there remains uncertainty about the complete picture.

During the latest Xbox podcast, Xbox President Sarah Bond reassured that the upcoming hardware will usher in the “largest technical leap” ever. Additionally, she hinted at anticipated hardware updates during the holiday season.

To stay informed about holiday releases, be sure to watch for updates on the project codenamed Brooklin, a redesigned iteration of the Xbox Series X console. This system is anticipated to improve storage and connectivity, featuring a 2TB option and WiFi 6E support. The leaked presentation revealed a design with a leaning towards a cylinder rather than a cuboid.


While Phil Spencer refrains from divulging specific hardware updates, he expressed interest by favoring two tweets that discussed the possibility of Xbox handheld systems. In a discussion with The Verge, Spencer admitted his admiration for current-gen handhelds like the ROG Ally from ASUS or the Legion Go from Lenovo.

We’ve got more to come. There’s some exciting stuff coming out in hardware that we’re going to share this holiday. We’re also invested in the next-generation roadmap. What we’re really focused on there is delivering the largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a hardware generation, which makes it better for players and better for creators and the visions that they’re building.

— Sarah Bond, Xbox President, Microsoft

Highlighting a key concern, he noted that the primary drawback of contemporary Windows handhelds lies in the Windows platform. The Microsoft team is diligently working on enhancing the platform to optimize support for smaller seven to eight-inch screens and to deliver a more seamless experience for controller input.

Microsoft has verified that certain Xbox exclusive titles will extend to rival platforms such as Sony PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, Xbox Game Pass subscribers should be aware that Diablo 4 will be accessible through this subscription without any extra charges, commencing from March.

Source: The Verge

Image: Videocardz