Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed the Xbox Series S in June and no-one noticed


We thought the Xbox Series S leaked earlier this week – it turns out Microsoft had shown it off to the world back in June and no-one noticed.

Xbox’s official Twitter account pointed out boss Phil Spencer had an Xbox Series S sitting on his shelf at home behind him during an interview with journalist Seth Schiesel. That cheeky fella!

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(The interview in question actually took place on 24th June as part of the GameLab industry conference, and was streamed live then – although it wasn’t published to YouTube until 1st July.)

Spencer responded to confirm the Series S appeared in another two interviews – and no-one noticed.

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Well, someone noticed, namely ID@Xbox developer account manager Neil Holmes and ID@Xbox director of global partnership management Agostino Simonetta.

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Here’s the GameLab interview with Spencer, if you’re interested in taking a close look at his shelf.

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In other Xbox Series X trivia news, marketing chief Aaron Greenberg explained why the tiny console is codenamed Lockhart. It’s named after Lockhart, Texas – “the Little City with the big heart”.

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Meanwhile, Microsoft has offered clarification on backward-compatibility features for the Xbox Series S, confirming the machine will apply its own enhancements, rather than support Xbox One X enhancements, to backward compatible games.

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