We thought the Xbox Series S leaked earlier this week – it turns out Microsoft had shown it to the world back in June and no one noticed.
Xbox’s official Twitter account indicated that boss Phil Spencer had an Xbox Series S on his shelf at home during an interview with journalist Seth Schiesel. That naughty guy!
Fun fact: Xbox Series S is so small @ XboxP3 had it on their bookshelf on July 1st and no one noticed. ?
Did you see it at SethSchiesel? pic.twitter.com/6Z83TLCW1F
– Xbox (@Xbox) September 11, 2020
(The interview in question actually took place on June 24th as part of the GameLab industry conference and was then broadcast live – although it wasn’t published on YouTube until July 1st.)
Spencer responded to confirm that Series S appeared in two more interviews – and no one noticed.
um … that wasn’t the only time? @iJustine @jennaezarik, did you notice anything?
– Phil Spencer (@ XboxP3) September 11, 2020
Well, someone noticed, Neil Holmes, account manager for ID @ Xbox developers, and Agostino Simonetta, director of global partnership management at ID @ Xbox.
We noticed, right? @_ninge_? pic.twitter.com/vokVwK5l0Y
– Before @ Xbox (@stiniuk) September 11, 2020
Here’s the GameLab interview with Spencer if you want to take a closer look at his shelf.
In other Xbox Series X trivia news, Marketing Director Aaron Greenberg explained why the tiny console is code-named Lockhart. It is named after Lockhart, Texas – “the little town with a big heart”.
We often use cities as a code name, in this case it is from Lockhart, Texas. Are you known as? The small town with the big heart? https://t.co/i7u3sjqdst ??
– Aaron Greenberg ?????? (@aarongreenberg) September 9, 2020
In the meantime, Microsoft has been explaining the backward compatibility features for the Xbox Series S and has confirmed that the computer will apply its own enhancements to backward compatible games instead of supporting Xbox One X enhancements.