Final month, when Microsoft gave us our first glimpse of the Xbox Sequence X housing, the photograph angles supplied notably disregarded the rear of the console—you understand, the half with all of the ports for wires and such. Now, a message board leak has apparently revealed what that again aspect will appear to be, together with a number of adjustments from the previous Xbox One line.
The pictures of an “Xbox Product Identify Placeholder PROTOTYPE – NOT FOR SALE,” initially posted by NeoGAF person Curry Panda, have been later confirmed as genuine by Brad Sams at Thurrott.com (who has a robust monitor report of reporting correct inner details about Microsoft’s plans). That makes this leak totally different from a glimpse of the Sequence X’s bottom proven by AMD at CES earlier this month—AMD later admitted that imagery “was not sourced from Microsoft and doesn’t precisely symbolize the design or options of the upcoming console.”
The most important obvious change from the Xbox One to the Xbox Sequence X, port-wise, is the dearth of the HDMI enter that allowed for “pass-through” TV programming on all Xbox One fashions (and the accompanying IR output that allowed the Xbox One/Kinect to behave as a TV distant). That is not an enormous shock, contemplating how shortly Microsoft stopped stressing this performance after a significant Xbox-as-set-top-TV-box push again within the console’s early years. The Sequence X can be lacking the devoted Kinect port that was already faraway from the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, that means you may seemingly want a discontinued USB adapter for these explicit backward-compatible video games.
In any other case, the connection scenario appears fairly customary, with two super-speed USB ports (along with one on the entrance), a digital audio output, and an ethernet jack for wired Web connections. The ability plug seems like roughly the identical dimension and form as these on the Xbox One S and Xbox One S, suggesting the facility cords for these methods can also work with the Sequence X (and likewise suggesting the huge exterior energy brick for the unique Xbox One is probably not crucial).
The Sequence X additionally contains an unidentified rectangular port that appears like it might match an previous CompactFlash moveable storage drive. Sams has beforehand stated this port “could also be used for debugging however there wasn’t an settlement on the character of its performance.” And there are many rear vents to offer airflow as effectively, along with those we have already seen on the “prime” of the system (when it is stacked vertically like a column).
Getting a further glimpse on the Sequence X housing would not give us any thought of what gaming on the upcoming system will probably be like, nevertheless it does make the system really feel slightly extra “actual” than Sony’s PlayStation 5, which has but to be seen publicly as a tangible object. Now, at the very least, those that determine to improve to the Sequence X can higher visualize what the field will appear to be of their house leisure facilities.