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    Microsoft Unveils Xbox Series X, The Next Generation Xbox



    TLDR -
    4x performance of the One X.
    4k 60-120fps. 8k video playback.
    New Wireless controller
    100% Backwards compatible with all Xbox One games
    Senua's Sacrifice: Hellblade 2 also announced
    Releasing Holiday 2020

    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/12/...xbox-series-x/

    Xbox Game Studios unveils Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, a new chapter in the award-winning Hellblade story from Ninja Theory

    For eighteen years and three console generations, the Xbox community has shown us the power both games and fun can have on all of us. As we enter a new generation of gaming, we see a future where you’re instantly absorbed in your games – where worlds are even more lifelike, immersive, responsive and surprising – and where you are at the center of your gaming experience. With the new Xbox Series X, we will realize that vision.

    Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming legacy, thousands of games from three generations and more forward with you. Its industrial design enables us to deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way, something that is critically important in delivering truly immersive gameplay. We also designed Xbox Series X to support both vertical and horizontal orientation. It’s bold and unique, very much like our fans around the world and the team of collaborators and innovators who built it.

    The name Xbox is an expression of our deep history in gaming, our team’s unrelenting passion, and our commitment to both our fans and the future of gaming at Microsoft. It also signifies our belief that a gaming console should be for just that – gaming.

    Alongside Xbox Series X, we also unveiled the new Xbox Wireless Controller. Its size and shape have been refined to accommodate an even wider range of people, and it also features a new Share button to make capturing screenshots and game clips simple and an advanced d-pad derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller. The new Xbox Wireless Controller will be compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, and will be included with every Xbox Series X.

    The possibilities of what Xbox Series X enables developers to achieve was also brought to life this evening with the unveiling of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. A sequel to the award-winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from world-renowned developers Ninja Theory, the game is being built to leverage the full power of Xbox Series X. The footage shared tonight was captured in-engine and reflects the power of Xbox Series X available to developers to deliver new universes, experiences and games in ways you have never imagined.


    Bringing Developers’ Dreams to Life with Xbox Series X

    Games today deliver amazing visuals and tell an array of different and deep stories. That’s why, when we started work on Xbox Series X, it was vital we continue to advance state-of-the-art visual capabilities for developers, while also ensuring they could realize even greater feeling, emotion and empathy in their games. With Xbox Series X, we will elevate the way games look, play and feel. We will also remove the technical barriers faced in previous generations and enable developers to create more expansive, immersive gaming worlds that invite more players to play.

    From a technical standpoint, this will manifest as world-class visuals in 4K at 60FPS, with possibility of up to 120FPS, including support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and 8K capability. Powered by our custom-designed processor leveraging the latest Zen 2 and next generation RDNA architecture from our partners at AMD, Xbox Series X will deliver hardware accelerated ray tracing and a new level of performance never before seen in a console. Additionally, our patented Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology will allow developers to get even more out of the Xbox Series X GPU and our next-generation SSD will virtually eliminate load times and bring players into their gaming worlds faster than ever before.

    We are minimizing latency by leveraging technology such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and giving developers new functionality like Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) to make Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever. Xbox Series X is also designed for a future in the cloud, with unique capabilities built into the hardware and software to make it as easy as possible to bring great games to both console and elsewhere. Xbox Series X will deliver a level of fidelity and immersion unlike anything that’s been achieved in previous console generations.

    One Console, Four Generations of Gaming

    One of the things we’re most proud of with Xbox Series X is the promise we’re delivering to our fans who have and continue to invest with Xbox. Thanks to backward compatibility, you can expect your gaming legacy, thousands of your favorite games across four generations of gaming, all your Xbox One gaming accessories, and industry-leading services like Xbox Game Pass to be available when you power on your Xbox Series X in Holiday 2020.

    Building on our compatibility promise, with Xbox Series X we’re also investing in consumer-friendly pathways to game ownership across generations. Leading the way with our first-party titles including Halo Infinite in 2020, we’re committed to ensuring that games from Xbox Game Studios support cross-generation entitlements and that your Achievements and game saves are shared across devices. As we branch out and extend gaming to more players around the world, console gaming will remain at the heart of our Xbox offering. Game creators around the globe are already hard at work building content for Xbox Series X and our 15 Xbox Game Studios are developing the largest and most creatively diverse lineup of Xbox exclusive games in our history. On behalf of Team Xbox, we’re excited to enter the future of console gaming with you and can’t wait to share more in 2020.



    I was not expecting the ninja drop.

    Edit - Apparently everything in the reveal trailer was rendered in game on the console.
    Last edited by kaelleria; 2019-12-13 at 01:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaelleria View Post
    Edit - Apparently everything in the reveal trailer was rendered in game on the console.
    Wrong, Phil Spencer literally said "in engine". In engine is not real time, it's what the console rendered with added effects that it probably won't be able to handle. Then again idk why he even gave that term to it because it's nothing impressive and looks like it could be pulled on on current gen with maybe a tiny hit to IQ.

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    IMO the name is shit and the design is meh.

    Honestly sounds like apple branding.
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    Shit, I think I know the name of the band that does the song in that trailer and they're rad as fuck, but I can't remember their damn name >.<

    Interesting to see them change up the form factor, looks a lot more like a mini-tower.

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    Design doesn't bother me, that naming just annoys me.
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    The design isn't bad and is probably good for cooling. Cosmetically it looks like a damn mini fridge tho lol.

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    I dont hate the design, the name however makes me question my faith in god and other things. literally why.

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    Name sure rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?

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    Also if the rumors hold true the name is what it is because it's a name for a line of consoles, with 2 different ones at launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech614 View Post
    Also if the rumors hold true the name is what it is because it's a name for a line of consoles, with 2 different ones at launch.
    Yeah... word is the Lockhart console is targeting 1080p 60 fps.
    Last edited by kaelleria; 2019-12-13 at 04:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech614 View Post
    Also if the rumors hold true the name is what it is because it's a name for a line of consoles, with 2 different ones at launch.
    To me it feels like apple marketing.

    Since it is called a "Series" I fully expect 2+ consoles, otherwise the name makes zero sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtbrig7390 View Post
    To me it feels like apple marketing.

    Since it is called a "Series" I fully expect 2+ consoles, otherwise the name makes zero sense.
    Well that is the rumor and the cheap one supposedly has a GPU much weaker then the One X even(but a much better CPU) and is targeted at 1080p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech614 View Post
    Well that is the rumor and the cheap one supposedly has a GPU much weaker then the One X even(but a much better CPU) and is targeted at 1080p.
    It should be no surprise, consoles are basically just PCs in custom shells at this point.

    There will surely be new editions of the next gen consoles a few years down the line, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    There will surely be new editions of the next gen consoles a few years down the line, too.
    Don't think there will be a demand for it.

    8k won't be affordable until late that gen, and the high end Xbox along with the PS5 are going to be quite impressive specs wise come next year. This isn't a XBO/PS4 situation that had to launch with a very weak CPU and a GPU barely capable of having 1080p, let alone above it.

    I wouldn't expect it tbh. The One X and PS4 Pro existed because 4k caught on and the base systems could barely do 1080p. The new high end Xbox and PS5 will both be able to handle 4k quite easily, and 8k is not going to catch on mid gen like 4k did this gen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech614 View Post
    Well that is the rumor and the cheap one supposedly has a GPU much weaker then the One X even(but a much better CPU) and is targeted at 1080p.
    I would be fine with that and honestly interested in getting the system (depending price). I got a 4K tv but I really could care less if a game is 4K or not, I rather it run better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtbrig7390 View Post
    I would be fine with that and honestly interested in getting the system (depending price). I got a 4K tv but I really could care less if a game is 4K or not, I rather it run better.
    Hell, I'm not even sure my TV is 1080p lol. I should really buy a new tv... but big ones are still pricey.

    Probably go with the ps5 anyway, all xbox exclusive seem to come to pc.

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    I honestly feel the naming is going to fuck this system.

    Your casual consumer isn't going to know the difference between the Xbox One X and the Xbox Series X. These people will see (Oh the Xbox One X is cheaper and its called a series so clearly its part of it).

    This naming is bad and the more I think about it the more stupid it gets.
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    I've always questioned Microsofts naming of the Xbox, Xbox itself was fine, but then 360? One? series X? Dafuq?

    Makes me appreciate the boring but easy naming scheme of playstation. Even your grandmother knows that 5 is more than 4

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    should have called it the NeXT

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    Looks cool. My only issue is with the horrible name. Hopefully, it doesn't cause a repeat of WiiU. People literally thought it was a tablet controller for the original Wii.

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