We’ve reached 2020, which means we will very shortly have the release of the new Xbox. It’s an exciting time when a new console hits the market as it gives us graphics, speed and game play the likes of which we haven’t seen before. So, with that in mind, here’s a quick run down of everything we know about Xbox Series X.
What Microsoft Is Saying About The Console
“The future of gaming has never been more inspiring. Creativity in games is flourishing. New services empower you to discover more games—and bring you closer to the games and creators and streamers you love. The cloud creates a massive opportunity to stream console-quality games and play with the people you want, wherever you want. And for many of us, nothing is more inspiring than the dawn of a new console generation.”Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox
Microsoft’s biggest focus on the most recent console is pretty simple. They’re determined to bring their customers a console that’s so fast you don’t have any time to think twice about your gaming choices.
Xbox Series X Specs
- 12 Teraflops
- 4K Gaming
- 8K Ready
- Up to 120 FPS
- 1 TB Custom SSD
- Custom Designed Processor
- Based on AMD’s Zen 2 & RDNA 2 Tech
In order to ensure the console remains cool and maintains high graphics and processing levels there are three air-flow channels to distribute the temperature.
Through the implementation of their new ‘Xbox Velocity Architecture’, there will be an increase in performance of game titles across Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games.
Looks wise, the new controllers are very similar to those seen with the Xbox One; however, they have made a few improvements to the controllers geometry, ensuring that handling and comfort is brought to Xbox gamers. They have also added a button that allows you to instantly share content while you play.
Nothing definitive has been announced by Microsoft about the Xbox Series X price point, but many have speculated that due to the debut specs and the cost of those items, the console could cost around $500 USD ($750 AUD).
That is a considerable increase on the release price of the Xbox One and the PS4 for that matter. It will be interesting to see if this price point will put a strain on the demand for the console.
We will be updating this article as knew information and announcements come out.