With just two days to go before the advent of E3 2016, a report has surfaced that Microsoft is currently working on a 2 TB variant of the Xbox One console.
According to an anonymous source close to GameStop, the retailer’s internal database has been updated with a listing of the new Xbox One model. A price tag of $449.99 has been revealed, and a placeholder release date of December 31, 2016 suggests that Microsoft is hoping to get the system out in time of the holiday season.
It’s possible that Microsoft will announce the new 2 TB model during its press conference at E3 2016 next week. Until then we can only speculate whether this is simply the standard Xbox One system with a larger storage unit or if the console is packed with other surprises as well.
Microsoft is rumored to be working on an improved variant of Xbox One that comes with better hardware, some stating that it will enable games to not only run comfortably in glorious full-HD but also compete at 4K resolutions. Alongside that, the company is also rumored to be working on a slimmer version of the console.
Microsoft’s E3 2016 briefing is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m. PST.