A smaller Xbox Series X and S expansion card may open up the console's storage options soon.
Xbox Squad (opens in new tab), a French Xbox news site, says it caught word of a new official expansion card on the way (as spotted by VGC (opens in new tab)) and it even shared an image of a store listing for the new card on French gaming retailer Micromania. The image lists the price of the 500 GB card as €154.99 (roughly $180 or £130) and says its release date is set for November 14, 2021.
Those converted prices aren't a whole lot less than the standard 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card, which currently sells for $220 / £220 as its standard price. However, it's worth remembering that manufacturer prices often vary quite a bit between regions even beyond accounting for their currencies.
More options for storage expansion cards is a good thing, because right now they're the only way you can make more room for Xbox Series X games on your console without needing to archive them on an external drive. You can play previous generation Xbox games straight from a standard external drive if you prefer, but new-gen Xbox games require faster storage to function.
Assuming this 500GB drive is legitimate, hopefully that means Microsoft and its partners are working on bigger storage options too - you can never have too many games installed at once.
Make sure you check out our guide to the best games on Xbox Game Pass so you can start filling up all your storage with only the finest free-with-your-subscription gaming experiences, and then get more to spare with our guide to the best Xbox Series X external hard drives.