Microsoft officially reveals Xbox Series X, coming holiday 2020

Microsoft officially reveals Xbox Series X, coming holiday 2020

The next-generation Xbox console is officially called the Xbox Series X, and will be released over next year's holiday season, Microsoft revealed during Thursday night's The Game Awards. You can take a look at it above.

Microsoft confirmed that the next-generation console will be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X, and provides four times better performance than the current generation in terms of load times. It's plain, simple, and has nothing but a disc slot and power light.

"Developers around the globe are already hard at work building games for Xbox Series X", said Spencer. Pricing and other details are still to come.

As for the actual Xbox Project Scarlett specs, we have been promised 120 FPS, 8K, and ray tracing supported by dedicated hardware. With the new Xbox Series X, we will realize that vision.

The Xbox Series X is expected to be released in 2020 Holiday season.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer was on hand at The Game Awards on Thursday night with a big surprise: a first look at the next Xbox.

Will it be backward compatible? Yes.

There's so much uncertainty with each new console generation.

Microsoft designed the new console for a future that revolves around the cloud, the company explains. According to the same story, the console will be about three times as tall as an Xbox One controller, so you might want to reconfigure your home setup.

At the software level, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox Series X would be compatible with all Xbox One gaming accessories and that cross-generation achievements, saves, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Studios titles would all be supported cross-generation. As we branch out and extend gaming to more players around the world, console gaming will remain at the heart of our Xbox offering.

Described as the fastest and most powerful Xbox ever made, Microsoft confirmed that all 15 XGS studios are now developing exclusive titles for the new platform - the first of which is Hellblade 2. Partner Director of Program Management for Team Xbox, Jason Ronald, told GameSpot, "Today, we have the capability of instantly resuming the last game that you were playing".

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