Microsoft Unveils Xbox Series X, The Next Generation Xbox

Yolanda Curtis
December 13, 2019

Game creators around the globe are already hard at work building content for Xbox Series X and our 15 Xbox Game Studios are developing the largest and most creatively diverse lineup of Xbox exclusive games in our history.

Though it wasn't spelled out in the reveal, Xbox confirmed in a press release that the Series X will be backwards compatible with every previous Xbox generation.

The Series X will support 8K gaming, with frame rates of up to 120 fps in games, as well as ray tracing and variable refresh rate support.

There's so much uncertainty with each new console generation. Spencer writes that the Series X's design "signifies our belief that a gaming console should be for just that - gaming". The console will also feature an SSD for faster game loading times.

The Xbox boss described Series X's design as "bold and unique", with a design which supports both vertical and horizontal orientation. It can be stood either upright or placed horizontally.

"We see a future where you're instantly absorbed in your games, where worlds are even more lifelike, immersive, responsive and surprising", he told the crowd.

Revealed alongside the Xbox Series X was the new Xbox Wireless Controller which looks largely the same as the current controller. The model will be joined by a new Xbox Wireless Controller that has been "refined" to better suit a wider range of people. Despite looking to the future, Microsoft's new Xbox Series X will be compatible with "thousands" of games from past Xbox generations, as well as all of the Xbox One gaming accessories and existing services like Xbox Game Pass.

Nothing is known about the Xbox Series X spec list, or any other titles hitting the console.

Dubbed the fastest, most powerful console yet (and will remain so until we see have the PlayStation 5 to compare it with), the Series X purportedly has "four times the processing power of Xbox One X". It revealed the first details of the upcoming console at E3 2019 conference in June this year.

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