The site says that cheaper Xbox Series S was meant to headline the physical E3 2020 press conference planned by Microsoft, obviously scrapped when the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic cancelled the event. According to the report, Microsoft decided to shift plans, making more room for messaging of the Series X and its games instead, spreading announcements across many months with the new Xbox 20/20 program.
The Xbox Series S has been rumoured for some time; in fact, rumours have also suggested it would be revealed back in May 2020. The next-gen console has been described as “‘a 4TF “entry-point’ to next-gen gaming,” designed to replace the current-gen Xbox One X, but with added “aspects of a next-gen experience currently unavailable to past-gen consoles, presumably in the form of NVME loading speeds and perhaps some limited ray-tracing.” Previous rumours have also suggested the Series S will be disc-less.
Microsoft hasn’t detailed when the July first-party game reveal will take place, but we’ll let you know when a date has been confirmed.