Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s Xbox Scarlett console

First look at Xbox Series X console revealed at The Game Awards

As revealed during tonight's Game Awards show, the continuing story of Senua will be titled Senua Saga: Hellblade 2, and it'll be making its way to Microsoft's next console - the awkwardly monikered Xbox Series X - at some now unconfirmed future point.

Microsoft promises the Xbox Series X will be their "fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility", which, duh. "There's always this tension between design and the kind of acoustics and cooling and function of the console", Microsoft's Xbox chief Phil Spencer explained to Gamespot, "and we were not going to compromise on function".

The announcement comes from Xbox Game Studios, which says the Xbox Series X model will be available to purchase during the Holiday 2020 season.

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. The console will be powered by a custom-designed processor from AMD which leverages the "latest Zen 2 and next-generation RDNA architecture".

The trailer looks simply stunning (not to mention terrifying), and if Spencer's words are to be believed, it should be fairly representative of the final game's look when it releases.

The Xbox Series X will feature Variable Rate Shading technology, "Auto Low Latency Mode" for minimized input lag, and a "next-generation SSD" that can "eliminate load times".

In an interview with Gamespot, Spencer said that the console is created to be as quiet as possible, with a single, large fan pushing high volumes of air out of the top. When it arrives, consumers will be able to upgrade to a console featuring four times the power of what is offered by the current Xbox One X. Despite the increased power, Microsoft says its next-gen console will be 'quiet and efficient'.

The shape of the console is not like anything we've seen before from an Xbox. Its Xbox One and successive iterations of the console weren't commercially successful.

As promised, the new Xbox will support full backward-compatibility with the original Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Although this is pure speculation until the "Lockhart" console gets announced. Like previous Xbox console, the Xbox Series X will be backwards compatible.



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