Following our post just yesterday about Project Scarlett, the Xbox Series X was announced by Microsoft today.
The Xbox brand has been built upon over 18 years. Starting with the Xbox Original, then the Xbox 360, and most recently the Xbox One.
Microsoft has acknowledged the changing technologies in today’s world. They’ve confirmed that the new console will realise the visions that the Xbox community really wants.
As we enter a new generation of gaming, we see a future where you’re instantly absorbed in your games – where worlds are even more lifelike, immersive, responsive and surprising – and where you are at the center of your gaming experienceMicrosoft
Xbox Series X Design
It’s no surprise that Xbox Series X is the most powerful console ever made. The console is setting a new bar for performance and speed, that competitors like the PlayStation are going to find hard to beat.
The new console is able to be positioned vertically and horizontally. Because of it’s bold and beefy design, I for sure am looking forward to having this in my living room!
The New Xbox Controller
Although it may look similar to the current Xbox One controller, the Series X console has had a redesign.
The wireless controller has been refined to fit a wide range of player’s hands. Capturing screenshots will be simpler than ever with a new share button.
New Series X players will find the wireless controller included in their console box. However, the new controller will also be compatible with Xbox One and Windows PCs.
New Xbox Graphics
When I watched the video above, and the footage shared of the Xbox Series X, I thought “damn those graphics look good”.
Yes, they do! The footage is actual in-engine captured footage. This displays exactly what the new console can achieve.
Series X Technical Specs
The new console will feature graphics in 4K at 60FPS. There’s also a possibility this will extend to 120FPS as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support.
Microsoft’s Series X is going to be powered by its own custom-designed processer. This will feature the latest Zen 2 and next-gen RDNA from AMD.
So, I bet you’re wondering just how fast this console is going to be. Microsoft’s aim is to eliminate load times like never before. They’ve mentioned that can dive back into a previously played game within seconds.
With this, you’ll be able to experience multiple games without the tedious wait of the game loading for minutes at a time.
Xbox Backwards Compatibility
Microsoft is really hammering home how they want their players to invest in Xbox. So, the Series X will be offering backwards compatibility across four generations of gaming.