As we sit and wait for Microsoft to announce the Lockhart console, evidence of its existence is showing up everywhere. A couple of weeks back, we first saw the branding on a leaked controller and now there is additional evidence.
A user on Twitter bought a new controller and while it was not the new flavor that will ship with the share button, it does include a trial for GamePass inside. On that subscription card is a reference to the Xbox series S.
I expected Microsoft to announce the console earlier this year, as early as June, and then there were quite a few rumors that August is when the series S would be announced. Considering the series X will arrive in November, Microsoft is running out of time to announce the hardware.
I got a new controller for my Xbox since mine was broken. Interestingly enough, the Game Pass Ultimate trial code sheet mentions the unannounced @Xbox Series S. It’s definitely a thing. pic.twitter.com/GX1rOYG5g7
— Brendan (@BraviaryBrendan) August 31, 2020
Many believe, myself included, that the reason that the company has not announced the console or the pricing of the series X is that they are waiting to see what Sony does with the PS5. But the problem is that Sony is doing the same thing, waiting to see how Microsoft prices its console which is why we don’t know the final pricing for either device.
Hopefully, we will not have to wait too much longer to learn more about the series S. For now, know that it does exist and that it should be announced soon™.