At The Game Awards 2019, Microsoft officially named their next-gen console (previously known as Project Scarlet) as Xbox Series X as well as more detailed technical specs and features. To showcase the power of the next-gen console, Microsoft also revealed Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II to the world.
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The console will be backwards compatible with the original Xbox, the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One, bringing four generations of gaming to a single device. There’s also a new Xbox Wireless Controller with a refined shape and size to accommodate more gamers, featuring a share button and an advanced d-pad derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller. This controller will come with every next-gen console and will also be compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
There are currently 15 Xbox Game Studios developing the “largest and most creatively diverse lineup of Xbox exclusive games” in Microsoft’s history. Now, onto the tasty bits. First up, here’s what Microsoft had to say about Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II and the next-gen console:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#E1FF33″ class=”” size=”20″]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.[/perfectpullquote]
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Xbox Series X Tech Details
Instead of saying “the most powerful console ever” Microsoft says the Series X will be their most powerful console ever, not mentioning the competition this time around. In a new post that went up right as The Game Awards 2019 announcement was complete, Microsoft revealed more Xbox Series X tech details and features, so check them out below.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33FFDF” class=”” size=”20″] 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 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. 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. [/perfectpullquote]
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