Two photos claiming to show a prototype Xbox Series X appear to have been leaked, with one revealing the console’s rear ports.
While these may not be final and are subject to change, multiple people said to be familiar with the hardware told the site that the back of the Xbox Series X features two USB-A ports (of the SuperSpeed variety), ethernet, a single HDMI port, optical audio, and a power connection.
There’s also another port on the back that may be used for debugging, plus a USB-A port on the front of the console.
It will be powered by a custom-designed processor leveraging the latest Zen 2 and next generation RDNA architecture from AMD.
The console will deliver hardware accelerated ray tracing, Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology and a next-generation SSD which Xbox says will virtually eliminate load times.
Xbox Series X exclusives from Microsoft aren’t part of the platform holder’s launch strategy for the console, according to first-party games boss Matt Booty.
While exclusive games have traditionally been key to driving console sales, he recently told MCV the company is keen to avoid alienating Xbox One owners by releasing platform exclusive titles during its new console’s launch window.
True exclusives might not arrive until Xbox Series X’s second Christmas on the market, Booty suggested.