At the start of June, Gamestop CEO Paul Raines may have jumped the gun in confirming that Microsoft and Sony are releasing new models of their Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles.
A leaked image of a new Xbox One has now surfaced, along with several details on the upcoming console.
Several members of online forum NeoGAF discovered images that seem to confirm the new Xbox One model named the Xbox One S, and it seems that preorders for the console are launching soon.
The leaked image indicates that the Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller compared to the original Xbox One, and that it packs a hard drive capable of storing up to 2 TB. The Xbox One S is also said to be capable of supporting 4K Ultra HD video and High Dynamic Range, and will come with a streamlined controller and a vertical stand.
Another leaked image acquired by a NeoGAF user shows what the Xbox One S will look like propped up on its vertical stand. There is no information though on what new features, if any, the controller will have.
The Xbox One S is a confirmation of information provided by sources that a slim version of the system will be announced at the upcoming E3 conference. The sources also stated that the significant reduction in the gaming console's size was due to the removal of the so-called power brick of the Xbox One's AC adapter.
The 4K video support that the Xbox One S provides will mostly be seen in the menus of the system and in the streaming app, which support 4K output. As such, it is not expected to have hardware that will boost content to 4K resolution.
In addition to these features, the Xbox One S is going to be very, very white, which is an inverse to the dominantly black color of the original Xbox One.
There is no information on a launch date or price contained in the leaked image, but with a preorder button shown, it would seem that gamers will be able to send in preorders for the console very soon.
When a spokesperson for Microsoft was contacted regarding the leaked image, the only response provided was "¯\_(ツ)_/¯ www.xbox.com/e3."
It will not be long before Microsoft officially confirms the Xbox One S though, as the company's press conference at E3 is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. PST.