Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed a few details about its new Xbox projects, one was Project xCloud and the other one is Project Scarlett. Finally, we have the first look and official name of the new Microsoft’s “next-gen” Xbox console. Phil Spencer took the stage at this year’s Game Awards and announced the Holiday 2020 launch for the new Xbox console. Once codenamed “Lockhart”, we now know the new Xbox is called Series X. Yes, it’s a little less catchy name compared to Lockhart or Scarlett, but the way it looks and the things that Xbox Game Studios has promised to deliver with it, would definitely wear those odds out.
Let’s take a look at the announced features and design attributes of the new Xbox Series X, and see how it will differ from its predecessors:
Xbox Series X to Have Double Power
Though Phil never revealed much about Xbox Series X specs, it would have twice faster GPU performance compared to Xbox One X and Xbox One S. If the figures are believed to be true, then we can expect 12 teraflops of GPU performance with Xbox Series X. Besides, Spencer also stated, the new console would have four times the processing power of its predecessor.
Yes, there wasn’t much on internal specs that were talked about, but the console’s capability can be imagined from Hellblade 2’s trailer/gameplay. Xbox Game Studios took in-engine footage from Xbox Series X of their sequel to award-winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.
The team also promised via its official blog, that the footage accomplishes the 60 FPS frame-rate on a 4K visual, which can be pushed up to 120FPS and 8K visual support.
Xbox Seris X: Major Specs
- Custom-designed CPU from AMD Radeon RDNA Architecture
- NVMe SSD
- 8K Visual Support (Expected)
- Powered by VRS Technology (Variable Rate Shading)
Xbox Series X: Dual Orientation Design
The new Xbox has been launched in dual-orientation, which would allow gamers to fit the tall standing console in both vertical and horizontal cabinets. In design, it’s got a matte-finish texture, whole black and looks slightly like previous Xbox consoles from the front frame. But the black color is surely giving this one a simpler and minimalistic touch; however, Microsoft has made sure to revamp it from the inside drastically.
The New Series X Controller
Also unveiled was the new wireless controller for Series X. The new controller resembles the one for Xbox One X, and will bear support for not just Xbox predecessors, but also Windows PC. It might allow support for Xbox Live Account on Windows PCs.
The new Share button on the controller would allow gamers to capture screenshot and game stills from their gameplays to capture and share the best experiences from their gaming session.
Xbox Game Pass Support
It is expected that the new users for Series X would be able to enjoy the support of Xbox Game Pass so as to give them access to a range of games from the Studio’s list. The Xbox Game Pass has been a great collection for gamers under a specific subscription plan. Apparently, the yet to be announced Project xCloud would allow gamers to play without downloading the games on a storage unit.
Did you like the new Xbox Console:
The new Xbox Series X looks totally legit, and the new design is really astonishing. Launching this Holiday 2020, it is possible to get new updates on Series X console.