Xbox Series S: the right product at the right time?

It seemed to take Microsoft forever to finally decide to unveil its long-rumoured second next-gen console – the compact, cut-price Xbox Series S. And yet when the reveal did come this week, it was earlier than planned, as Microsoft scrambled to respond to a leak of its form factor and price.

Digital Foundry’s Rich Leadbetter and John Linneman were first introduced to the machine over six months ago, when they travelled to Microsoft HQ in Redmond, Washington for an exclusive look at Xbox Series X. Now they finally get to break their silence on this most unusual new console in a special episode of Digital Foundry Direct, which you can watch in the embed below.

Featuring segments filmed in Redmond back in March as well as a conversation taped this week breaking down all the latest information – including Microsoft’s pricing and positioning of Series S – there’s lots to chew over in the video. (As an added bonus, check out the Crimewatch-style reconstruction of the moment Series S was revealed to the pair in Richmond – when a Microsoft rep produced the diminutive console out of a handbag.)

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