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

Andrew Amos
The Game Awards / Microsoft

The Xbox Series X is the next generation of the popular Microsoft console, expected to be released during the holiday season in 2020.

After the release of the Xbox One X in 2017, Microsoft has been quiet about the development of their latest console. With the PlayStation 5 coming out in the coming months, the console wars were set to be heating up again.

Now, Microsoft have revealed their plans, with the Xbox Series X console set for release as soon as the “next holiday season.”

Xbox Series X will be hitting shelves in late 2020.

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The Xbox Series X was unveiled by Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, and has been labeled “the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever.”

“For 18 years and three generations, we’ve designed Xbox consoles to power your dreams,” he said. “We see a future where you are instantly absorbed in your games, where worlds are even more life-like, immersive, responsive, and surprising.

“Xbox Series X will lead us into the future of console gaming. Our fastest, most powerful Xbox will set a new bar for performance, speed, and compatibility.”

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Senua’s Saga Hellblade II was also announced at The Game Awards as one of the first titles to be coming to the console. Xbox have been working with over a dozen different developers to get the console primed for release, with more announcements expected soon.

“Developers around the globe are already hard at work building games for Xbox Series X,” said Spencer. “Our 15 Xbox Game Studios are developing the largest and most creative diverse line-up of games in our history.” 

The Xbox Series X announcement comes after Sony announced their own plans with PlayStation 5 earlier in 2019. Both consoles will be looking to compete with Nintendo’s ever-popular Switch, as the console wars look to be heating up once again.

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Nothing is known about the Xbox Series X spec list, or any other titles hitting the console. But with Microsoft teasing big plans for 2020, it shouldn’t be long until we hear news on this front.

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