One theory about the Xbox Series S that has gained traction on social media is that Microsoft intentionally leaked the console to the press to put pressure on Sony. That’s a bunch of baloney according to Xbox developers who worked on the announcement.
Microsoft’s Brad Rossetti said on Twitter, “We all tried so hard to not leak; running global programs is hard and the leak is so frustrating. Yeah great, you got a scoop, but so many better try hard to keep it under wraps for so many reasons.”
Meanwhile, Xbox’s senior marketing manager, Josh Munsee, joked on Twitter that the Series S announcement went exactly as the company planned it.