The Xbox Series S Surfaces Yet Again, This Time On a Game Pass Trial

The Xbox Series S Surfaces Yet Again, This Time On a Game Pass Trial

Just in case you weren't yet convinced.

Poor Xbox Series S. I feel like this thing has been leaked time and time again over 2020 so far, and with barely two months to go until the console could potentially be launching alongside the Series X, the name has popped up yet again.

This time, the Xbox Series S has been named on a Xbox Game Pass Trial leaflet. As shown in the tweet by @BraviaryBrendan just below, the free trial leaflet that came with a newly purchased Xbox One controller mentions that Game Pass functions not only with Xbox Series X, also "S" as well.

The Game Pass Trial leaflet included with the Xbox One controller. | @BaviaryBrendan

Just in case you needed further evidence that yes, the Xbox Series S is definitely a thing, it looks like Microsoft's own products are inadvertently revealing the console. This is, of course, just the latest in a whole line of leaks pointing to the existence of the Xbox Series S as a cheaper, less powerful version of the Xbox Series X.

A report late last year described the second, disc-less, and less powerful version of the Xbox Series X, which at the time was codenamed Lockhart. Other evidence over the last few months has pointed toward the second console being genuine, including a claim that it would be revealed in August, the name being mentioned in a developer's notes, and finally the name being mentioned yet again on leaked Xbox Series X controller packaging last month in August.

The Xbox Series S really can't catch a break. Assuming at this point that Microsoft's second console is real, it's ultimately anyone's guess as to when they could reveal the Xbox Series S. We're now into September, just barely two months away from when the PS5 and Xbox Series X are reportedly set to launch in November.

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Hirun Cryer

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Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

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