Although the year 2020 might seem a bit weird right now, all this is soon to end since the biggest giants in the market are releasing their next-generation consoles this very year. Microsoft is set to introduce the Xbox Series X during the holiday season and we fans are super excited about it.
The company claims that their console will comfortably be able to run games at 4k resolution at 60 frames per second while another possibility exists that it might be able to support games in 8k resolution at 120 frames per second.
But, realistically, the latter statement seems a bit far fetched so we cannot rely on that. In a look, the system will introduce Ray tracing capabilities along with having a built-in 1 TB SSD. The extended space coupled with blazing-fast read/write capabilities allows endless possibilities; provided that one has a strong enough internet connection to support the massive downloads.
A comprehensive option like Spectrum plans or those of Comcast will be a must-have in the times to come.
Are you eager to learn about Xbox Series X in detail? Here is an analysis ofthe important things you need to know about this console.
Xbox Series X Key features in an overview:
- This is by far the strongest console from Microsoft set to enter the market in late 2020.
- The price of the console still hasn’t been disclosed by the company but we can expect something between 499$ – 599$.
- The consoles support 4K capabilities at 60 fps what can go up to 6K visuals at 120 fps for select titles only.
- The console offers full Xbox One compatibility which means that you will be able to play all your favorite titles from the previous console on this one
- Ray Tracing features and instantaneous loads are among the major highlights
- A custom made AMD Zen 2 CPU, the memory of 16GB GDDR6 and a 12 Teraflop RDNA2 based Graphic unit has been employed in this console
Xbox Series X: Specifications
Back in February 2020, Phil Spenser, the chief at Xbox development and research unveiled the full specs of the upcoming console. The console will host custom made 8 core AMD Zen 2 based CPU and an RDNA 2 GPU with capabilities of giving output up to 12 Teraflops.
The console comes installed with a 16GB GDDR6 RAM and external storage devices can readily be able to connect to it. Xbox Series X also hosts a 4K Blu-ray optical drive.
In simple mathematical terms, Xbox Series X is seen to have an advantage over its competitor, the PS5. This is attributed to the difference in GPU power where Xbox Series X has one running at 12 Teraflops while PS5 has a GPU running at 10 Teraflops. The storage capacity for Xbox Series X is also larger in comparison i.e. 100GBs against 825GBs respectively.
Xbox Series X: Gamepad
A new version of the Xbox Wireless Gamepad/Controller will be introduced with the console. The company has added a “Share” button to the buttons arsenal (which reminds us that we say that button somewhere else too but never mind that).
Textured dots have been introduced on the triggers and the bumpers and the overall controller not has a cool matte finish to offer a more premium vibe. In a glance, you might think that this is a refreshed version of the previous controller from the company which honestly is and was very convenient to play with.
As with any other controller from Microsoft, you would be glad to know that this one would also work with your Windows 10 PCs and laptops not to forget the compulsory Android and iOS support.
Is Xbox Series S happening?
There are certain rumors about a less expensive and less powerful version of the console to be introduced by the company as well under the codename ‘Lockhart’. This console is expected to be sleeker in comparison to the standard version and target a segment of the audience that Sony cannot entertain under its expected price tag with PS5.
Xbox Series X: Complete backward compatibility
So when Sony talks about backward compatibility, it might be limited to a few aspects but when Microsoft announces its version of backward compatibility, they mean it. Yes, your Xbox Series X console will be completely backward compatible, which means that you will be able to play your favorite games, attach your favorite accessories for Xbox One to the new console.
The newly announced Xbox Series X’s Smart Delivery system will allow gamers to get a free copy of the game on one console if they buy it for the other. For instance, a game purchase on Xbox One will offer a free copy of the same game for Xbox Series X and vice versa.
The data will also be continuously synced between the consoles so you do not have to worry about losing your progress. Thus basically ensures a smooth transition from the current console to the new one for gamers and is quite a clever feat by Microsoft.
A very good thing to consider here is that the Xbox Series X console might allow us to enjoy some of our favorite old titles in an all-new glory since it can supports up to 8K capabilities at 120 fps. Imagine how the gameplay would change with such an upgrade? Exciting right? Yeah, we think so too!
Xbox Series X: An overview of the games
The most hyped titles when it comes to Xbox Series X are undoubtedly Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 (the latter will be an Xbox exclusive title). Ubisoft and its Assassin’s Creed series need no introduction at this point but seeing the launch trailer, this would be a must-have.
Other interesting titles include Halo Infinite as one of the launching titles for the game and luckily this isn’t the only title the parent company is working on. And we might see multiple entries from the Halo universe shortly.
A promising entry shown is Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 which made quite an impact on all of us with its awesome trailer and supernatural frenzy. Other titles include Scorn – A psychological horror game and Dirt 5 – A racing entry. All in all, the title array seems quite impressive and packs quite a punch for gamers of various ages and interests.