Microsoft’s slimmer Xbox One S now has a release date
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Microsoft’s reimagined Xbox One, the slimmed-down Xbox One S, will make its debut on August 2.
Unveiled earlier this year at E3, the Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than its older sibling, and features a built-in power supply, three easy-to-access USB ports — which have been shifted to the front — and an IR blaster for greater accessibility.
The new hardware is being talked up as the first console to support 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movies and video streaming.
The addition of high-dynamic range (HDR) support is also being pitched by Microsoft as a minor revelation, with the console maker explaining that compatible games such as Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 will look even better “thanks to a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks.”
An improved Xbox Wireless Controller, sporting a textured grip, a boosted wireless signal, and Bluetooth support, will be bundled alongside the console.
The system will come packed with either a 2TB, 1TB, or 500GB hard drive. Those editions will retail for $399, $349, and $299 respectively, althought the latter two options will launch at a later date.
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