Microsoft officially unveiled the next-generation Xbox Series X console

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Microsoft at the event The Game Awards 2019 presented its new Xbox console.

Over the past six months, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has constantly fueled interest in the next-generation console, formerly known as Project Scarlett. At first, at the E3 2019 exhibition, we learned that the AMD Zen 2 custom processor and Radeon Navi architecture will be used as the console’s hardware platform, an SSD drive and GDDR6 fast memory will also be installed. Such hardware will support games in 8K resolution with a refresh rate of 120 fps and ray tracing technology.

After a couple of months, Spencer said that the company is working to ensure that games on the next generation console load quickly and produce the highest possible frame rate (60 fps with 4K resolution in this case). In addition, Microsoft wants gamers with different generations of consoles to play with each other. Therefore, the new console will receive compatibility not only with old games, but also with gamepads from past generations.

Now Microsoft has revealed the appearance of the console and announced its official name – Xbox Series X. The console really looks like a box – it's a black box with right angles. It can be used both in vertical and horizontal orientation.

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Detailed specifications have not been disclosed. Apparently, they were saved before the next major gaming exhibition (most likely, E3). It only became known that the new console will be equipped with a very quiet cooling system and will receive support for Variable Rate Shading and Auto Low Latency Mode technologies. Also, Phil Spencer mentioned that the increase in graphics performance is about eight times compared to the Xbox One and two times compared to the Xbox One X.

In addition to the console design, you can evaluate the appearance of the new Xbox Wireless Controller. Of the most obvious innovations is the appearance of the Share button. It will be compatible with Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs.

To demonstrate the capabilities of the Xbox Series X decided to trailer the new game Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. This is the first game announced for the new console.

With regard to the timing of the appearance of the Xbox Series X on sale, the release of the console is planned for the season of winter holidays 2020.

A source: Gamespot

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