Another port bites the dust: Xbox Series X drops S/PDIF audio

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Another port bites the dust: Xbox Series X drops S/PDIF audio

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S/PDIF connections like this one that have worked since the Xbox 360 won't be compatible with the upcoming Xbox Series X.

Enlarge / S/PDIF connections like this one that have worked since the Xbox 360 won’t be compatible with the upcoming Xbox Series X.

The Xbox Series X will be missing the optical S/PDIF audio output that was present on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 hardware lines.

The digital audio port was visible on images of a prototype casing for the Xbox Series X that leaked in January. That port was missing from some (but not all) of the updated images of the Series X shown in promotional materials Microsoft released earlier this week.

Windows Central and IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey have now confirmed with Microsoft that the S/PDIF output will indeed be absent from retail Series X units.

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