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Old 07-05-2020, 02:53 PM   #1
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The Xbox Series X is set to release sometime this holiday season, and if you believe the latest rumors and reports, it will be accompanied by the Xbox Series S, a cheaper and less powerful version of the former. That said, there's now possibly a third Xbox console unaccounted for called the Xbox "Edinburgh." What "Edinburgh" is, isn't clear, but it's making the rounds within the Xbox community as the Internet speculates over what it could be.

Word of Xbox "Edinburgh" comes way of Windows Central journalist Jez Corden, who relays world of the console but doesn't say much about it or how he knows of its existence. What Corden does do is warn Xbox fans not to get hyped for a handheld or a new form factor, as this "might be something like an XCloud server blade." Meanwhile, Corden also notes it's possible this could be an all-digital version of the Xbox Series X. Others have suggested this could be the dev kit codename, but we already know the dev kit's name is Dante. Source
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Old 07-06-2020, 02:53 PM   #2
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Itís probably just the SX without the disc drive.
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Old 07-06-2020, 03:19 PM   #3
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There were always 3 consoles from day one. One was the SX one was the SS and one was just a streaming box, so calling it a console is a slight push, it's as much a console as Stadia is.

The only thing new about this is that it's got a working name. It was first mentioned back in July 2018 that MS was working on a sub $100 streaming box to launch alongside Anaconda and Lockhart.

https://wccftech.com/microsoft-xclou...ill-happening/

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They have an [xCloud] console box, which is a really low-power, low-latency device that is designed to connect directly to xCloud and give you a better gaming experience. Think about how [Google] Stadia works -- they have that controller, that connects directly to the router, giving better performance and making the experience more seamless. Microsoft has a similar thing, a cloud console box with very little power, but provides a better experience than just playing from a [smart] TV or something like that. It's not quite a set-top box or an Apple TV competitor, but a box that would let you connect an Xbox controller directly to xCloud. The details on this are still murky, but I'm hearing this project has not been killed.

Price point could be as low as $60 but with the way streaming services go for gaming it's destined to fail. That is to say it's a very niche product. The only possible benefits could be using it like a Shield TV to stream your games form your Xbox in the main room to a TV in a bedroom for example more so than people using it exclusively as a game streaming device as opposed to buying an actual console.

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Old 07-06-2020, 05:13 PM   #4
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xCloud controller







https://www.theverge.com/platform/am...mpression=true
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:38 PM   #5
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Looks cheap and like a bad joke for a Nintendo SNES rip off.

Personally i think MS is about to severely shaft themselves. Their whole messaging is about to get a whole lot kore complicated.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:41 PM   #6
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Looks cheap and like a bad joke for a Nintendo SNES rip off.

Personally i think MS is about to severely shaft themselves. Their whole messaging is about to get a whole lot kore complicated.
It probably is the exact same mold considering it's 8bitdo making it.
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:30 PM   #7
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LOL good god. Another controller and another piece of hardware incoming. SMDH.
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That is hideous.
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Old 07-06-2020, 08:01 PM   #9
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I wonder why they don't just make a cradle for the standard Xbox One controller?
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It probably is the exact same mold considering it's 8bitdo making it.
Nice

8bitdo probably makes the most authentic NES Controllers period.
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Old 08-13-2020, 07:43 PM   #11
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I think the controller looks great!

I like the look of the 8Bitdo controllers. I wanted to pick-up Nintendo version but I just bring myself (so far) to buy another Nintendo controller when I already have the Switch Pro...
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Oh my god. Could it be true?



Looks like the Series V will be MS answer to the PS5 Digital edition.

I'm giggling like a little kid because if this is true it's the best of both worlds if this thing launches at £349

But alas it's not been spotted in any of their material like the S was so I will dream.

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Oh my god. Could it be true?



Looks like the Series V will be MS answer to the PS5 Digital edition.

I'm giggling like a little kid because if this is true it's the best of both worlds if this thing launches at £349

But alas it's not been spotted in any of their material like the S was so I will dream.
My guess (if it is real) is it'll probably be a early next year release.
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Old 09-11-2020, 07:57 PM   #14
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My guess (if it is real) is it'll probably be a early next year release.
I more than believe that "Edinburgh" is legit, although I'm more inclined to believe it's a streaming device like a chromecast.

It should have a "Series" name though.
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Old 09-11-2020, 10:35 PM   #15
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If MS does in fact have a Digital Series X, that wouldn't need to be called anything more than Series X Digital. No need for a "Series V" to muddy the waters further. Plus imo i think MS are probably open to doing it. However, it's entirely interesting to me that the Digital Foundry guys more or less knew it all about the Series S way back in March and all the specs remained pretty much the same.
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I more than believe that "Edinburgh" is legit, although I'm more inclined to believe it's a streaming device like a chromecast.

It should have a "Series" name though.
With MS focusing less on Xbox as a console and more as a service, the "series" naming convention means anything they put out could/would/should be a Xbox Series ___. Having this "Edinburgh"/Series V be a X-Cloud/Xbox Game Pass streaming dongle, maybe bundled with a controller and a free month or two of the service, would makes sense to me. It basically means that anyone who wants to play Next Gen games can for less than any current gen system and they can do so on just about anything with an HDMI plug (I assume) and decent internet. It would not surprise me if this, hypothetical, cheap, streaming dongle option had a larger percentage of X-Cloud/Game Pass subscribers than either the series X or S owners, which is what I'm sure MS hopes for.

Although, how far will they stretch the naming convention? Will they all be single letters or will they do combos (SE, XL, AARP) and how long will it go for? To me, it seems like they're intending this to be more than just this generation, making Xbox Series ____ the brand from now on. But I know nothing lasts forever and I just wonder if it will actually stay that way by the time the PS6 comes out.
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Old 09-12-2020, 05:53 PM   #17
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When referring to both the X and S MS now call it the "Xbox Series" So they can definitely add more devices in there and it's all under the "Xbox Series" umbrella.

The thing is though like with PlayStation you know 5 is greater than 4 so it's easy to know which ones the newest.

The Xbox Series branding is annoying because even in conversation with friends everyone mixes up the names calling them One X and One S interchangeably. I guess it will just take time to forget about the "One" and just remember the "Series".
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