Microsoft has officially revealed it’s next-generation Xbox called Xbox Series X at The Game Awards 2019. It features a new design that looks more like a PC than previous models of Xbox consoles that are designed to be used in both vertical and horizontal orientations.
Microsoft’s Xbox chief, Phil Spencer said that the Xbox Series X will “deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the quietest and efficient way.” The company did not release any exact specifications other than that has been revealed earlier.
The Xbox Series X will include a new custom-designed CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture it will also be using an NVMe SSD which promises to heave load times. Xbox Series X will also support 8K gaming, frame rates of up to 120 fps in games, ray tracing, and variable refresh rate support.
At The Game Awards 2019, Microsoft also unveiled the Hellblade 2, a new game from Ninja Theory that is being developed for its next Xbox console.
In an interview with GameSpot, Phil Spencer told that the graphics you watch in the Hellblade 2 trailer were supposedly captured in a game engine, running on the Xbox Series X console, in real-time. “So when we do the math, we’re over eight times the GPU power of the Xbox One, and two times what an Xbox One X is,” he added.
Xbox One X has 6 teraflops of GPU performance, so the Xbox Series X could be capable of 12 teraflops.
Microsoft also revealed a new Xbox Wireless Controller, “Its size and shape have been refined to accommodate an even wider range of people, and it also features a new Share button to make capturing screenshots and game clips simple,” explains Spencer. The updated controller will work with existing Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs. It will be available with every Xbox Series X.
Microsoft has been working for the Xbox Series X under the codename Project Scarlett previously which now has a new name. The company says that it will be the fastest and most powerful gaming console ever going against Sony’s PlayStation 5.
Both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will be released in Holiday 2020.