Microsoft have revealed the all new Xbox console releasing next year, titled Xbox Series X.
Originally known as Project Scarlett, the Xbox Series X comes in an all-new form factor with upgraded technical capabilities compared to its predecessor. The Xbox Series X can play at 4K at 60FPS, with possibility of up to 120FPS, including support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and 8K capability.
The console is powered by a custom-designed processor, featuring the latest Zen 2 and next generation RDNA architecture from AMD. This will allow the Xbox Series X to deliver hardware accelerated ray tracing. The Xbox Series X will also feature a next-generation SSD that will virtually eliminate in-game load times.
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox mentions that “Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility”.
Its industrial design enables us to deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way, something that is critically important in delivering truly immersive gameplay. We also designed Xbox Series X to support both vertical and horizontal orientation. It’s bold and unique, very much like our fans around the world and the team of collaborators and innovators who built it.
In addition to the Xbox Series X, an updated Xbox Wireless Controller has also been revealed, featuring a revised shape and a new Share button. The controller also has an updated D-Pad that was derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller.
The new Xbox Wireless Controller will be compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, and will be included with every Xbox Series X.
Xbox Series X is set to release Holiday 2020. More information about the console and the updated Xbox Wireless Controller can be found on the official website.
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