The next generation console battle begins.....
The next generation of Xbox called the Series X, sounds cool enough. But will be able to stand up to the new Play Station 5?
Below is some information we know about the Series X.
Microsoft haven't yet given us a specific date of release. However, we know it will be released in 2020, close to the PS5 launch. Microsoft have also said the launch date will not be effected by Covid-19. It's been 7 years since the first series of the Xbox One was released, I'm sure we can wait a little bit more for the Series X.
Basically, we don't know what the price is yet. Microsoft have not released the price bracket, you can't even pre-order the Series X yet.
The Series X doesn't look the same as any other Xbox. It looks like a brick, if we're honest. However, it's not as big as you may think. After doing some research on this, if you take a Xbox One controller and lay it down on the table, the Series X is about that wide. If you stand the controller on its thumb grips and multiply that height by 3 or 4, that's the height of the console. Since the console is a square tower, it's as deep as it is wide.
As far as we can tell, it has no ports on the front like the One S and X do, all the ports are on the back of the console. Also, the Series X will support the Unreal Engine 5, and it includes the Lumen and Nanite technologies for lightning and geometry. As of yet, no other specs have been released.
The new controller for the Series X will be almost identical to the Xbox One controller. It will be powered by AA batteries or a rechargeable pack, just like the old ones. The only major difference will be there is now a share button, which is located just below the power button. Making it easier to capture screen shots and game play.
We also know the new controller will be lighters and has new technology in so the triggers and thumb sticks will be more sensitive and quicker to respond.
As it stands at the moment, there are only a few games confirmed for the Series X. These include Halo Infinite, Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, and Cyberpunk 2077. As time goes by, Microsoft will release more game titles that are coming to the Series X.
Given that the Series X is backwards compatible, the console will support a Smart Delivery feature in order to make sure you're always downloading the right version of the game you want to play.
As more information is released about the Xbox Series X, we will keep the TG community informed.
What do you think of the Series X? What looks better, the Series X or PS5?
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