It’s long been rumored that Microsoft is preparing two new consoles for the next generation of Xbox, but thus far, the company has only announced the Xbox Series X. This specific console was previously referred to as Anaconda, but alongside it, references to the name Lockhart were also brought up, with it being a cheaper, lower-power variant of the console. Most recently, it’s been speculated that this would end up being called the Xbox Series S, with Microsoft reportedly planning to announce the console this month.
Now, the Xbox Series S name has seemingly been confirmed thanks to leaked pictures of the retail packaging for the next-generation Xbox Wireless Controller. The controller itself had been spotted in a yet-unannounced white variant last month, but Twitter user @TinyRakan shared images of the packaging, which specifically mentions the Xbox Series X and S by name, in addition to the Xbox One, Windows 10, Android, and iOS.
⚡️تسريب كرتون يد Xbox Series X الجديدة باللون الابيض مع تأكيد قدوم جهاز Xbox Series S بحسب ماهو مكتوب خلف الكرتون pic.twitter.com/qx62aBDXFu
— ℛ𝒜𝒦𝒜𝒩 єℓєssαя #SeriesX #PS5 (@TinyRakan) August 9, 2020
The packaging also indicates that the white variant of the controller will seemingly be called Robot White, and feature white shoulder buttons and triggers. The current version of the Xbox Wireless Controller still uses black for those buttons if you get the standard white model.
In response to the images, Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat commented on Twitter that more details on the Xbox Series S are likely due “within three weeks”, falling in line with previous reports. Presumably, the announcement will take place during an Inside Xbox presentation this month, which has yet to be announced.