We’re still waiting for Sony to give us a glimpse of the PlayStation 5, but Microsoft took the initiative in December of 2019 and surprised us all by revealing the Xbox Series X at The Game Awards. Although we got to see what the front of the console looks like, Microsoft didn’t show us the back of the Xbox, and so everyone has been speculating about ports and features ever since. At least, they were, until a photo of a prototype leaked online.
Late last month, images of the Xbox Series X (or at least an early prototype of the console) were shared on NeoGAF. Brad Sams of Thurrott confirmed that the images were legitimate, but could not figure out what the long, rectangular slot underneath the Ethernet port was for. Weeks later, he finally has an answer.