The Xbox One S has
a sleeker design than its predecessors, an improved controller and 4K video
playback for the same starting price as the current Xbox One.
Aside from being a games machine, the Xbox One S is a 4K
media entertainment machine. The console supports 4K video streaming from
services such as Netflix and Amazon Video, and even plays 4K Blu-Rays.
Considering that 4K Blu-Ray players can sell for hundreds of pounds on their
own, the Xbox One S may be worth buying for its 4K support alone.
The new Xbox One S has the biggest hard drive option of any
Xbox, offering a boastful 1TB of storage on the £300 model.
It might sound silly, especially for the price, but why not
get an Xbox One S just because it looks incredible?! The S is 40% smaller than
the previous console, and stands up vertically, giving you more options when it
comes to showing it off next to your home cinema 4k TV. And yes, say goodbye to
the Xbox’s usual annoying huge external power block.
The Xbox One S isn't the only new piece of hardware that
Microsoft is planning. The technology company will launch Project Scorpio next year which is being dubbed to be "the most
powerful console ever." Scorpio will support true 4K gaming and top
virtual reality technology. So, maybe
you want to wait until that comes out?
With those extra few new features, the S isn’t an entirely
new device. All standard games will work on the machine and there won’t be any
S specific games.
Oh, and if you love the Kinect then you can claim a free
adaptor when your new console arrives.
The S offers a lot for the £300 price tag. Of course, with a
new system all the previous models have gone down in price. Whatever you decide
to do, look into getting Xbox insurance to give you piece of mind.