Last month we learned that a slimmer model of the Xbox One would be coming out this year, though now an official release date has been announced. The console is 40% smaller than the standard Xbox One model, while also including new features like a 4K Blu-Ray player.
Major Nelson made the announcement on his blog that the 2TB model of the Xbox One S would be out on August 2nd. Pre-ordering the console now will ensure that you get one on the launch date, which you can learn more about by clicking right here.
Here’s a snippet from the announcement:
“Beyond the fresh new design, Xbox One S is the first and only console that allows you to watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in stunning 4K Ultra HD with HDR. That means you’ll get to enjoy your favorite shows and movies in the clearest, most realistic video possible. With High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming, Xbox One games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Scalebound will look even better thanks to a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, bringing out the true visual depth of your favorite games.”
The 2 TB launch edition console will cost $400, but there will also be a $349 1GB model and a $299 500GB model launching later this year. You can check out the trailer for the console below.