After Sony officially announced the name for its next-generation console, namely PlayStation (PS) 5, Microsoft did not want to lose. Sony’s fierce competitor to the gaming console has now revealed the official name for the next-generation Xbox.
As reported by JawaPos.com from TheVerge, Friday (12/13), the next-generation Xbox from Microsoft was officially called the Xbox Series X. Microsoft revealed the name and design of the console on the Game Awards stage recently.
The console itself looks more like a PC than the previous Xbox. Microsoft also provides a new design trailer that is completely different. The console itself is designed for use in the vertical and horizontal orientation. Head of Microsoft Xbox, Phil Spencer promised to give four times the processing power of the Xbox One X, but still efficient.
Microsoft uses Xbox Series X to display Hellblade 2, a new game from Ninja Theory that is being developed for the next Xbox console. Although Microsoft has revealed its design, the company did not disclose other detailed specifications.
Xbox Series X will include a CPU specifically designed based on the AMD Zen 2 architecture and Radeon RDNA. Microsoft also uses NVMe SSD on the Xbox Series X which promises to increase loading time. Xbox Series X will also support 8K games, frame rates of up to 120 fps in games, ray tracing, and variable refresh rate support.
Microsoft hasn’t talked about GPU performance specifications, but Spencer has provided a few pointers in an interview with GameSpot. “We want to have a dramatic improvement from the basic console of the Xbox One,” said Spencer.
So when we calculate, continued Spencer, the Xbox Series X is more than eight times the GPU power of the Xbox One and two times higher than the Xbox One X. “Xbox One X is 6 teraflops of GPU performance, so the Series X can be capable of 12 teraflops,” he continued.
Speaking of controllers, Microsoft also revealed the new Xbox Wireless Controller will be present accompanying the Xbox Series X. “The size and shape have been refined to accommodate more people, also has a new Share button to make screenshots and game clips simple,” explained Spencer.
The updated controller will work with the existing Xbox One and Windows 10 consoles and will be shipped with every Xbox Series X. The Microsoft Xbox Series X Console will also include Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) which will make the Xbox The most responsive Series X console ever.
Spencer said the X Series was designed for the future of cloud-based gaming. What makes the competition even tougher between Microsoft and Sony is the launch schedule. Just like Sony, Microsoft chose the 2020 holiday season to gush Xbox Series X to its fans.