Microsoft Unveils Xbox Series X, Next Gen Console Coming Holiday 2020

Posted by | December 13, 2019 | News, Xbox Series X | No Comments

During The Game Awards on December 12, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer took the stage to officially announce the name of the next-gen Xbox console: Xbox Series X, and reveal its tower-like design.

“Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming legacy, thousands of games from three generations and more forward with you,” writes Spencer in the Xbox News Wire. “Its industrial design enables us to deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way, something that is critically important in delivering truly immersive gameplay. We also designed Xbox Series X to support both vertical and horizontal orientation. It’s bold and unique, very much like our fans around the world and the team of collaborators and innovators who built it.”

The Xbox Series X will support 4K resolution at 60 FPS, up to a possible 120 FPS, powered with AMD’s Zen 2 next-gen graphical hardware, Variable Rate Shading technology, and a Solid State Drive for a load-free gaming experience.

Xbox Game Pass will be available for the Series X, and it will also support backwards compatibly across four generations of Xbox consoles.

Alongside the reveal was an announcement of a game currently in development for Xbox Series X: Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, the sequel to 2017’s well-received action-adventure game by Ninja Theory. Check out the reveal trailer below.

The Xbox Series X will launch in Holiday 2020.

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