Microsoft’s next gaming console, X Box Series X announced during the Los Angeles Game Awards
After three console generations, the latest Microsoft gaming platform is here. The design of Xbox Series X, unlike the previous generation Xbox One console’s, looks more like a tower PC that is designed to be used in both vertical and horizontal orientations. It will have a custom-designed CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture. Microsoft is also using an NVMe SSD on Xbox Series X, which promises a boost in the load time. The Xbox Series X will support 8K gaming, frame rates of up to 120 fps in games, ray tracing, and better refresh rate support.
The Xbox series X is going to have a dramatic upgrade from the Xbox One base console, with over eight times the GPU power of the Xbox One, and two times what an Xbox One X is. The device will also support previously sold accessories, such as the Xbox Adaptive Controller for disabled gamers.
And yes, with a new console, comes a new controller. The size and shape of the next-generation Xbox Wireless Controller has been developed to accommodate an even wider range of people. It features a new Share button for quickly capturing screenshots, gameplay clips and also takes inspiration from the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller for an improved d-pad design. The Wireless Controller will ship with all Xbox Series X consoles, and will also be compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
The Chief of Xbox division, Phil Spencer says that the Xbox Series X is the fastest and most powerful console ever built by the company. A trailer for Hellblade II Senua's Saga was shown during the event.
Although the device is touted to come during the next holiday season the date has not yet been mentioned.