— Doug – XBOX SERIES X (@Doug_DragoX) January 22, 2020
It’s unclear how legitimate these images are; in the recent past upcoming consoles have been faked through 3D printing, and so this could be simply a mock up. But, should they be real, the images do give us an insight into the physical capabilities of the Xbox Series X.
The ports on the back of the console demonstrate a fairly typical arrangement, including a single HDMI Out (the HDMI In that characterized the Xbox One is notably missing), an Ethernet port, optical port, and two USB Type-A ports.
The only odd port on the console is a long, rectangular slot with no description printed on the case. Thurrott reports that this is used diagnostic reports and won’t be present on the final console, but we won’t know the validity of this claim until official images of the final console are seen.This isn’t the first time we’ve seen images unofficial images of the Xbox Series X, although those previous images were debunked. Our next major look at the console, and potentially the time these images will be confirmed or debunked, will likely be part of Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2020 conference. That conference is also likely to show us the next batch of Xbox exclusive games, which will be available on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.