Microsoft’s disc-less streaming console, the next-gen Xbox One S, code-named Maverick is expected to launch globally on the 7th of May, next month. The One S is going to be the first console from Project Scarlett aimed at beating Sony in this round of the console race. Microsoft is also planning to launch the new Game Pass Ultimate service at a discounted price of $15/month with the combined benefits of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.
Microsoft’s cheapest next-gen console is expected to cost around €229.99 in the EU at the time of launch, with the US pricing coming up to around $260, give or take. As for the specifications, the Xbox One S is rumored to be powered by AMD’s 7nm chips, the Zen2 cores for the CPU and a Navi GPU to render the visuals. The latter is expected to come with a rated performance of 4TFLOPs, while an 8-core Ryzen CPU should offer a much higher overhead compared to the previous-gen consoles. The leaked images peg the device storage at 1TB.
Furthermore, Maverick will have all the features of its predecessor, including HDR support and 4K playback. The One S will also come bundled with three AAA games, namely Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves.
Microsoft is hosting an Inside Xbox event on April 16th there’s a good chance that’s when the new console will be announced.
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