Microsoft unveiled their brand new Xbox console, named Xbox Project X, and here's everything we know about the groundbreaking new console so far.
With news about the PlayStation 5 already out there, everyone was just waiting on Microsoft to see what their response to the impressive new console from Sony was.
Sony doesn't have a presence at E3 this year, leaving Microsoft to steal the show with the announcement of their new Xbox. The Xbox One X may be the most powerful console available right now but all of that will be changing with the release of this console.
Microsoft stressed their new console will be built for the goal of having the best gaming experience possible. It's clear the team has learned from the underwhelming response of the Xbox One, which was being marketed as an all-in-one entertainment device.
The team is looking to eliminate load times altogether so players are able to get right into the action. They have partnered with AMD to build a new hybrid CPU that is said to be four times as powerful as the Xbox One X.
It will come with a solid state drive built-in, lending itself to lightning-quick load times. On top of this, the new console will support up to 120 FPS, 8K resolution gaming, and backwards compatibility.
When does Xbox Series X release?
Xbox's Project Scarlett, which is now Xbox Project X, is set for a Holiday 2020 release with Halo: Infinite as a launch title. An exact date remains up in the air, but with plenty of time to go, an annoucement will come at some point.
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With PlayStation also releasing the PS5 at this point in 2020, it may very well be a case of who blinks first and lets their release date out into the wider world.
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Will Xbox Series X be backwards compatible?
The Xbox Series X will be backwards compatible, meaning you'll be able to play plenty of Xbox One titles on the new console – provided that developers don't re-release them with a remastered version.
One other wrinkle in the backwards compatibility fight is that next-generation controller will also work on the current systems. Meaning that if you adopt a new console early and still want to play at a friend's house, you can do so with the new pad.
Some additional details on Xbox Series X
- Xbox One controllers will work on the new console; Xbox Series X controller will work on Xbox One
- Quieter than Xbox One X
- You can pause & resume multiple games at the same time
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