When Is Microsoft’s Leaked Mid-Gen Xbox Series X Releasing? Here’s Everything to Know

Published 09/19/2023, 1:07 PM EDT

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The Microsoft roadmap to the next chapter of gaming has been made public and how! The heated FTC vs. Microsoft case is trending again as massive leaks from the legal proceedings have surfaced on the internet. And these leaks unmasked all the Xbox plans for its pursuit of console domination. Among all the exciting insights, the Xbox Series X ‘refresh’ launch might have topped the trends. And the alleged date of launch is closer than expected. 

There have been a lot of speculations around the Mid-Gen Series X. And Microsoft had managed to maintain the mystery around the next course of action for the company. However, fate had a twist planned. The reports revealed every next possible move of the console giants, including a planned window of the all-new Series X launch. Buckle up gamers. The release of the next controller is only months away, with some exciting updates. 

Xbox Series X will be released in 2024 with all new upgrades! 


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In probably the biggest reveal from the email leaks of the FTC vs. Microsoft case, it is alleged that Xbox Series X would be bringing some massive updates in the next-gen controller. The email conversations of the Xbox chief revealed some interesting specifics that the refreshed Series X would be bringing to the table. 


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Although not a massive leap from the current-gen controller, the new additions seem promising considering the no difference in prices. 

The controller’s release window is scheduled between October to November 2024. Some of the upgrades that the launch would offer the players are: 

  • The controller would enhance your experience with an additional internal storage of 2 TB. 
  • Compared to the previous-generation controller, this refreshed version would consume only twenty percent of the power. 
  • A more immersive controller with its own slide, a battery that can be recharged, new thumbsticks, increased haptic feedback, quieter buttons, and an accelerometer for gyro use.

Also, it will be priced at the same rate of $500 making it an obvious choice of update for the players. 

All other takeaways from the email leaks

Even as an accident, the blueprint of Microsoft made the public look more than promising. Adding to that, the year 2023 has already been an eventful one for the console giants. Although the makers couldn’t have imagined the one major highlight of Call of Duty acquisition to circle back this way. However, the fans have a lot of positive takeaways from the alleged insights. 


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Besides the Series X claims, there are a lot of potential under-development games that will be marking their entry into the industry soon. Here are some of the next potential releases in the Xbox lineup. 

  • Dishonored 3
  • Fallout 3 Remaster
  • Doom Year Zero & DLC
  • Elder Scrolls 6 
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo Sequel 

The list also includes a mysterious licensed IP title, which might be another huge upcoming surprise. 


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It will be interesting to see how Microsoft keeps up with the hype the leaks have created around its potentially bright future. 

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