Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox known as The Xbox Series X is releasing soon. Here’s Everything We Know About the Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X targets to become the most complete and comprehensive gaming that Microsoft has ever developed. It is very likely for the Xbox Series X to achieve its goal considering its impressive specs and broad backward compatibility.
As per Microsoft’s claim, the system is going to be able to run 4K resolution games at 60 fps. The console will also be able to run 8K resolution games at 120 fps. The console will have a 1 TB SSD to load games quickly and the console also supports ray tracing technology.
Microsoft will release Xbox Series X sometime around Holiday 2020, Sony also aims to release PlayStation 5 in Holiday 2020 season. If you consider previous console launches, we should expect it to hit sometimes in November 2020.
Based on previous console launches, we’re expecting it to hit sometime in November.
In some regions, there was a temporary product listing which listed Xbox Series X as launching on Thanksgiving 2020. However, Microsoft removed the listing shortly and Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb tweeted that listing was inaccurate and the company is committed to Holiday 2020 release.
Xbox Series X price
Microsoft hasn’t announced an official price yet, but given its high-end specs, we can expect the price to be around $500. However, Microsoft will give you an option to pay for Xbox Series X in installments. Microsoft has already added the Xbox Series X in Xbox All Access program, which allows you to get Xbox One S, or Xbox One X for as little as $19.99 per month. Existing members of the All Access program will have an option to upgrade to Series X once they’ve made 18 payments.
There is a theory that Microsoft could launch Xbox Series X at $399, specifically to undercut Sony’s potential PS5 price of $499. This theory comes from a prominent analyst and it makes sense. According to him, Microsoft would operate at a loss on consoles for a sometimes, but that won’t be a problem if the company intends to capture the market. Keep in mind that its just speculation from a third party, Microsoft hasn’t said a single word about Xbox Series X’s price yet.
One analyst believes that PS will sell more unites even if the Xbox Series X comes at a cheaper price because of PlayStations Brand Loyalty. If we talk about numbers, PS4 has sold more units than the Xbox One during their peak times.
Xbox Series X pre-order
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is not yet available for pre-orders. But if you want to get notified or if you want to upgrade you can sign up for Xbox All Access program now.
Xbox Series X specs
Xbox Chief Phil Spencer officially revealed full specs for Xbox Series X in a blog post. We now know that console will come with a custom processor that uses AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 Architecture with a total of 12 teraflops. That’s twice the graphical power of the Xbox One X.
We also know that console will have 16 GB DDR 6 RAM with support for external storage drives.
In March 2020, another blog revealed more details about Xbox Series X specs. We got to know that Xbox Series X will have the ability to run any game at 4K resolution and 60FPS. Some games will run on 120fps with 8K resolution.
- Price: TBD
- Release Date: Holiday 2020
- CPU: 8-core, 3.8-GHz AMD Zen 2
- GPU: 12 teraflops AMD RDNA 2
- RAM: 16GB GDDR6
- Storage: 1TB custom SSD
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- Optical drive: 4K Blu-ray drive
- Ray Tracing: Yes
- Maximum resolution: 8K
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
- External storage: USB 3.2 external HDD support
- Maximum framerate: 120 frames per second
Theoretically, The Xbox Series X has a little edge over the PS5. For example, Xbox Has 12 teraflops of graphics muscles, whereas Sony’s PS5 has 10.28 teraflops. Secondly, Series X offers 1TB SSD whereas Sony’s PS5 offers 825GB SSD. These are only specs we will see how well both consoles perform under different conditions and environments.
Spence believes that the next-generation Xbox will revolutionize the gaming industry. This is a huge claim.
Xbox Series X controller
Microsoft will launch a new version of the Wireless controller for Xbox. It looks identical to the current Xbox One Controller, the gamepad will have a share button for easily capture game clips and screenshots. Other changes include textured dots on the triggers and bumpers.
According to Microsoft, the new Xbox is compatible with Windows 10 PCs, as well as iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth.
Xbox Series X games
After the reveal of the Xbox Series X gameplay. We have a better idea about the console’s third-party titles. Microsoft spent much of the time discussing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, one of the Ubisoft’s bestselling games.
The trailer of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 also made a big splash. It has a catchy music track. Fans have been waiting for this game for so long, and it seems that game will run well on the newest version of Xbox/
Other Xbox Series X games that are very likely to be released for the Xbox Series X are:
- Dirt 5
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon
- Halo Infinite
At The Game Awards 2019, Microsoft studio Ninja Theory revealed Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, the sequel to the beloved 2016 psychological action game. The game is being built exclusively for Xbox Series X and PC, and the debut in-engine trailer should give you a solid idea of what the console is capable of.
Another great news for Xbox User is that Microsoft has confirmed that all existing Xbox One games and accessories will work on Xbox Series X. That means all of the previous console games will be compatible with Xbox Series X.
Microsoft has clarified that these backword compatible titles will have better framerates and resolution on Xbox Series X. And there is no need for any extra developer work.
We also have an update about Xbox Series X’s Smart delivery feature. This technology ensures that whether you buy a game for Xbox One or Xbox Series X, you will get a copy of the other system as a gift.
This ensures that all of your data is synced between all versions of the games and the system will automatically download and run an optimized build.
You don’t have to worry if you choose not to upgrade to Xbox Series X in the near future. Microsoft intends to bring out the games for both Xbox One and Xbox Series X. In contrast, Sony has decided not to release some exclusive PS5 titles for PS4.
In short, Microsoft is interested in releasing its exclusive titles to a wider variety of platforms: the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
This is everything we know about the Xbox Series X so far. We will keep you posted about any developments in the near future. Thanks for reading.