Microsoft will counter PS5 Digital Edition with Xbox Series S in August


Jacob Siegal

  • Microsoft was reportedly planning to reveal a cheaper model of the Xbox Series X at E3 2020, but the pandemic forced the company to adjust on the fly.
  • Microsoft is now set to reveal the Xbox Series S (codename Lockhart) in August.
  • In the meantime, Microsoft is finally going to show us first-party Xbox Series X games in action at a digital event in July, which will include the first gameplay footage from Halo Infinite.

Up through the month of May, Microsoft had dominated the headlines with news about the Xbox Series X while Sony was nowhere to be found. We saw the design of the Xbox Series X for the first time at The Game Awards way back in December, and in March, Microsoft shared details about the console's specifications and features. All that we needed to see at that point was gameplay running on the next-gen console, but Microsoft fumbled its gameplay reveal, which opened the door for Sony to steal the spotlight with an enormous PS5 showcase of its own.

Then it was Microsoft's turn to disappear in June. Despite promising "monthly moments" from its Xbox 20/20 initiative, all that we got were a series of blog posts, many of which just fleshed out features that had already been announced. Microsoft's silence was mysterious, but Eurogamer might have cracked the code this week.

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