At the Xbox E3 2016 Briefing Microsoft introduced a new lineup of Xbox devices, Xbox Live features, and Xbox games. And, among the onslaught of announcements the company unveiled the XBox One S — a lighter, more sleek looking Xbox that will support 4k Ultra HD from streaming and download services such as Amazon Video and Netflix, HDR with select movies and games, and, it looks like Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.
The Xbox One will be available in two configurations: 500GB and 1TB, and will sell for $299 and $349, respectively. A limited 2GB edition will also be available in select markets and sell for $399.
If the Xbox One S truly supports Ultra HD Blu-ray the industry may find customers purchasing the console over an Ultra HD Blu-ray player considering the cost of a standalone UHD BD player is currently upwards of $399.
Microsoft says this is their smaller Xbox console ever, and is 40-percent smaller than (we guess), the Xbox One.
The Xbox One S will also be backward compatible with Xbox One games, as well as select titles in the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program. Accessories will also work across the Xbox One product line.
The Xbox One S will be available to pre-order starting in August, 2016.
Microsoft also introduced “Project Scorpio,” a console with 6 teraflops of GPU processing power that will support 4k and high-fidelity virtual reality content. The console will be part of the Xbox One family and compatible with Xboxn One games and accessories.