Microsoft is gearing up for Gamescom this coming month in Germany with reports suggesting they are planning to reveal new Xbox hardware.
According to the tech giant, they are planning on holding a live a live stream for new features, news, and most importantly “all-new Xbox hardware and accessories” on August 21st.
Microsoft doesn’t offer up any further hints in its blog post on exactly what new hardware will be announced at the Gamescom.
In their recent blog post, Microsoft changed their statements from “all-new Xbox hardware and accessories” to “new Xbox One bundles and accessories” without acknowledging the change. However, we don’t expect it to be a next generation Xbox since its expected launch is around 2020.
Based on reports by The Verge, Microsoft could finally unveil its Xbox Elite successor. The customizable controller has been a popular choice for Xbox gamers, and rumors from earlier year suggested a new version was on the way.
Images leaked of the next Xbox Elite controller, complete with a USB-C port for charging, Bluetooth support for Windows 10, three-level Hair Trigger Locks, longer key travel for the paddles, and a three-profile switch.
A new Xbox Elite controller would align with Microsoft’s hint of new accessories, but hopefully the company isn’t simply teasing new console bundles and colorful controllers.
Source: The Verge
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