- Microsoft has unveiled the name and the design of its upcoming Xbox console. It is called the Xbox Series X.
Microsoft has unveiled the name and design of its next gaming console — which was codenamed Project Scarlett. It was revealed at the 2019 Game Awards show recently.
The name of the new Xbox is going to be called Xbox Series X and it will be released during the 2020 holiday season. And Microsoft also shared images of the design and the consensus is that it looks like a PC tower that is taller than the Xbox One X:
At the event, Microsoft also showed a trailer for Senua’s Saga: Hellbade 2:
Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer said that this game was built to take advantage of the system’s power. Plus Spencer pointed out that the company’s 15 first-party studios are working on a notable lineup of exclusive games. And at the Game Awards show, Spencer said that the Series X is its fastest and most powerful Xbox. Plus it will set a new bar for performance and speed.
The Xbox Series X will be four times more powerful than its predecessor Xbox One X. Plus the Xbox Series X will also launch with a new ‘Halo Infinite’ game. And it will have double the GPU power of the Xbox One X. This gives the Xbox Series X about 12 teraflops of graphical performance. Plus the Xbox Series X will support backward compatibility with games made for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the original Xbox 360.
When the Xbox Series X is released, it will be competing against the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 — which is also launching in the holiday season 2020. The Xbox Series X comes with a new Bluetooth-enabled controller, which has a rechargeable battery. One a single charge, the controller supports up to 40 hours. The controller sells separately for $179.99, but the price of the Xbox Series X is not yet known. But there is speculation that it will be priced at $499.99.
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