Microsoft’s next console, including the Xbox Series S, already has an official price, prevention and launch date. We tell you everything we know about the arrival of the Xbox Series X.
The new XBOX series x Fastest.
- Introducing Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Play thousands of titles from four generations of consoles—all games look and play best on Xbox Series X.
- Experience next-gen speed and performance with the Xbox Velocity Architecture, powered by a custom SSD and integrated software.
- Play thousands of games from four generations of Xbox with Backward Compatibility, including optimized titles at launch.
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes over 100 high-quality games on console, PC, and Android mobile devices, online multiplayer, and an EA Play membership for one low monthly price (membership sold separately).*
- Xbox Smart Delivery ensures you play the best available version of your game no matter which console you're playing on.
Re-engineered inside out
As we enter a new generation of console gaming with the Xbox Series X, hardware and software innovations enable the amazing possibilities for the future of games.
Designed for speed and performance
It’s official, the Xbox Series X costs $ 749, its pre-sale began on September 22 and its official launch is November 10. Microsoft also confirmed the existence and cost of the Xbox Series S, the cheapest and smallest version of Xbox Series X, which will cost AU $ 749, and like its older sister, it is available in pre-order from September 22.
The day that Microsoft confirmed the Xbox Series S – after a video was leaked – Xbox showed it in a video and mentioned some of its features such as faster load times, higher speed, next-generation performance, among others. We tell you everything we know so far about the Xbox Series S.
Designed for speed and performance
However, popular franchise, Halo Infinite, will not accompany the consoles at launch, as Microsoft said in August that it will need more time to finish “critical work” on the game. A tweet on the official Halo account explains that: “The decision to delay the launch is the result of many factors that have contributed to changes in development, including the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on us throughout this year”. Halo Infinite, one of its most anticipated games in years, won’t arrive with the console until 2021.
Xbox Series X price and launch.
Xbox Series X, which has a totally different tower design than its predecessor, comes with a new wireless controller that is very similar to the Xbox One. According to the company, this is because they want the muscle memory of gamers remain intact. However, the controller has small but very important changes focused on speed and compatibility. For example, the top buttons are round and the shutter edges are slightly lowered.
In the interview with GameSpot, Spencer indicated that although the Xbox controller fits almost any hand size, and that the new design is slightly smaller, increasing its coverage from 95 percent to 98 percent.
Microsoft also integrated a new D-pad, inspired by the Elite controller, which is designed to fit more forms of gaming, the Share button was added to take screenshots and video recordings, and the new controller is also supported. with Xbox One, with PC and Android and iOS devices.
Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox Series X can be pre-ordered starting on September 22 and can be purchased for $ 749 starting on November 10. Some stores have been anticipating and already allow users to sign up for Xbox Series X pre-sale information. However, the Xbox Series X and Series S units appear to be pre-sold, so if anything less than extraordinary happens, you will have to wait until November 10 to buy one.
Microsoft kept the price of the Xbox One X, which was priced at $ 749, while the Xbox Series S hits the market at a price of $ 499, the same as the Xbox One S.
During a podcast with IGN in April, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said he felt good about the price of the new console. “I feel good about the price we can get,” Spencer said. “I feel good about the price and the performance capabilities that we have for the X Series. I feel incredibly strong with the overall package.”
What are the technical specifications?
Microsoft revealed the specs in March, which features a custom AMD Zen 2 CPU with eight cores clocked at 2.8GHz each, and an AMD RNDA 2 GPU with 12 teraflops, which together offer four times the processing power of a single. Xbox One and twice the graphics performance of the Xbox One X.
The console will also have 16GB (GDDR6) of RAM distributed in 10GB for the GPU, 2.5GB for standard memory and 2.5GB will be used for the operating system. According to the executive, such a powerful GPU will give space to a function called Variable Rate Shading that prioritizes individual effects and results in a more stable frame rate and better resolution, without impacting image quality.
The 1TB internal storage drive (SSD) incorporates a new feature called Xbox Velocity Architecture, which allows developers to instantly use up to 100GB of data stored on the SSD. According to the company, the SSD improves practically every aspect of video games.
The Xbox Series X also features a 1TB expansion unit that will offer more storage for games and have the same functionality as the internal SSD. However, it will cost AU $ 499, a bit high considering that the Xbox Series S costs AU $ 499. That is, 1TB of external storage for the Xbox Series X / S is about the same price as one of the new consoles.
External storage drives will also work with the Xbox Series X, but they will only be able to store data so you will have to transfer games to the console’s SSD or expansion drive in order to play.
Xbox Series S
Xbox Series X
|Processor||AMD Zen 2 Octa-Core 3.6GHz CPU||3.8GHz Octa-Core AMD Zen 2 CPU|
|Graphic card||AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 20 1.565GHz CUs (4 teraflops)||Custom AMD RDNA 2 with 52 CU at 1.825GHz (12 teraflops)|
|RAM||10GB GDDR6 (8GB of 224GB / s and 2GB of 56GB / s)||16GB GDDR6 (10GB of 560GB / s and 6GB of 336GB / s)|
|Storage||512GB SSD||1TB SSD|
|Optical unit||Not||4K UHD Blu-Ray|
|Resolution||4K (in video, plays non-native games in 4K)||8K|
|Port of departure||HDMI 2.1||HDMI 2.1|
|Frames per second||1440p, 120fps||4K / 120fps|
|Control functions||Button to share photos and videos, Haptic feedback, Hybrid joystick, compatibility with Xbox One
|Button to share photos and videos, Haptic feedback, Hybrid joystick, compatibility with Xbox One
|Cloud play||Microsoft xCloud||Microsoft xCloud|
|Backward compatibility||Xbox One and Xbox 360 support and Xbox games||Xbox One and Xbox 360 support and Xbox games|
|Launch video game||Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Forza Motorsport, Halo: Infinite, Rainbow Six Siege,
Madden NFL 21, Yakuza: Like a Dragon
|Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Forza Motorsport, Halo: Infinite, Rainbow Six Siege,
Madden NFL 21, Yakuza: Like a Dragon
|Price||AU $ 499||AU $ 749|
|Presale||September 22||September 22|
|Availability||November 10||November 10|
Microsoft also confirmed the integration of the Quick Resume function, which is used to quickly resume video games; Dynamic Latency Input, which reduces latency to create “more connected and immersive experiences,” and integrates new HDMI 2.0 technology to create smoother images, less lag, and faster response. Game developers will also be able to take advantage of native 120fps support.
Although the popular Halo Infinite franchise was scheduled to arrive alongside the Xbox Series X, Microsoft announced on August 11 that its launch would be delayed as the overtime will allow them to create the “most ambitious Halo game ever made to fulfill the expectations of our fans. ” Halo Infinite is a franchise that has not been in one of Microsoft’s console releases since Halo: Combat Evolved, the title that accompanied the first Xbox.
Speaking specifically about the titles that will be exclusive to this console and the previous ones, in addition to Halo: Infinite, are six games that will be exclusive to this console and the previous ones:
- Stalker 2
- Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (2021)
- Tetris Effect: Connected
- The Gunk
- The Medium
- Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (2021)
Here are other confirmed titles for Xbox Series X. Titles in bold will be those that will be available for launch or shortly after launch:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Battlefield 6 (2021)
- Call of the Sea
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Dirt 5
- Gods and Monsters
- Halo: Infinite
- Hellblade II
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Scarlet Nexus
- Second Extinction
- The Ascent
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon
What is Project xCloud?
Project xCloud is the codename for Microsoft’s cloud gaming service which has now officially launched as Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Project xCloud leverages Microsoft’s existing data centers across the globe, literally loading up servers with the component parts of multiple Xbox One consoles. These are then used to run the games that are streamed directly to your mobile device of choice.
The service is currently bundled free with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions, meaning you can play over 150 Xbox Game Pass titles on your Android phone or tablet as well as your console and PC. This library will evolve over time and will expand further when Microsoft’s partnership with EA Play comes into effect later this year.
Cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass is still relatively new so we’ve gathered together everything we know about Microsoft’s cloud streaming service below for your perusal.
Teraflops of power
Gaming & 8K ready
Up to 120 FPS