Microsoft reveals the next-gen Xbox console name as the "Series X"


Xbox 720, Xbox Next, finally, the speculation behind the next Xbox console name has ended, with today's reveal of Microsoft's next-gen game system. Once called Xbox: Project Scarlett, a trailer shown off at The Game Awards has unveiled the console as the Xbox: Series X. The controller and system were shown together briefly, with the console looking a lot like a desktop PC tower, while the controller itself has more pronounced shoulder buttons and a new d-pad. Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga was also revealed for the system. 15 first-party developers will be making games for the system's launch.

Power Your Dreams with Xbox Series X, Available Holiday 2020

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 resolution at 60 frames per second, with possibility of up to 120 frames per second, 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.
 
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Sff desktop for pc gaming you can take with you.
Tablet/2in1 for lap, Cafe etc.

Very little reason to get a laptop these days when they're garbage for pc gaming and a tablet is much less cumbersome.
 

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But.. that's kinda the point? You don't get laptop for "gaming performance-per-price", you get it to do PC-related things with comfort. The "only" people who use laptops are those who want to get shit done, be it college/uni students, web designers, CNC workers, etc. - something gaming PCs are an overkill for, and tablets/phones objectively suck at. If I already have a laptop, why would I want to replace it with an expensive, non-portable piece of clunk just to play some vidjas, when I can simply get a fancy 200$-300$ box, connect it to TV and be happy with it? Not saying that gaming PCs are inherently bad (they have their audience), but more that it's a matter of lifestyle more than anything.

Unless youre buying a Nintendo Switch you're not gonna he paying $200-300 for a XBOX SEX or PS5. your gonna be paying for a regular PS4 or a XBOX S. These things are gonna come EXPENSIVE like $600-$1000 and prices for the Ps4Pro and XboxOX arent going to go down. Amd hasnt even shown a gpu close to 12teraflops yet. Thats a 2080ti which markets at $1100 alone.
 

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Very little reason to get a laptop these days when they're garbage for pc gaming and a tablet is much less cumbersome.
Built-in keyboard and precise cursor, proper multi-window multitasking, tons of specific productivity software, as well as all sorts of unsurpassed drawing/composing/programming/modeling/editing/designing applications. Again, smartphones and tablets are good for multimedia or social networking on the go, but they suck major ass for pretty much any professional or creative purpose. Naturally you don't see a lot of laptops at cafes - that doesn't mean nobody uses laptops, it just means not many people feel like they should bring their work or creative endeavors there (cafe being a place for leisure and all), so more "casual" tech like tablets is more common in such places.

Unless youre buying a Nintendo Switch you're not gonna he paying $200-300 for a XBOX SEX or PS5. your gonna be paying for a regular PS4 or a XBOX S. These things are gonna come EXPENSIVE like $600-$1000 and prices for the Ps4Pro and XboxOX arent going to go down. Amd hasnt even shown a gpu close to 12teraflops yet. Thats a 2080ti which markets at $1100 alone.
$400-$500 max, I predict. Which is still way less than I would buy for a gaming PC with a monitor and accessories, so I'm sticking to my guns here.
 
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Honestly, it is fun to make fun of the design, but the design is fine to me. It is the size I'm worried about.
Honently this is crazy as said before it's 2 and half gamecubes if tht is a problem you need to move to a bigger house
 

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Unless youre buying a Nintendo Switch you're not gonna he paying $200-300 for a XBOX SEX or PS5. your gonna be paying for a regular PS4 or a XBOX S. These things are gonna come EXPENSIVE like $600-$1000 and prices for the Ps4Pro and XboxOX arent going to go down. Amd hasnt even shown a gpu close to 12teraflops yet. Thats a 2080ti which markets at $1100 alone.

As far as I'm concerned, a lot of it is marketing speak at this point. Sure, they can say that their GPU is 12 teraflops, but really, let's see how it actually ends up playing out. With there supposedly being multiple versions of the Xbox SEX (I don't think the Youtube algorithm is going to consider giving advertiser money to videos that call it that), we're gonna have to wait and see what happens.

Not to mention, where Nvidia's concerned, while AMD has certainly, from what I've heard, backed Intel into a corner on the CPU side of things, there's still whatever Intel is planning on doing with their upcoming dedicated video cards, and it seems like, for all of its trying to do so, AMD just has never quite been able to absolutely cream Nvidia yet. Sure, there's some scandals like with the GTX 970 from 5 years ago, but AMD couldn't ever outdo them completely. They really would have to pull a Ryzen-esque upset on Nvidia, and considering that Nvidia seems to go up by 1,000 in series number every two years, it's likely that the PS5 and the Xbox SEX might not necessarily be ahead of the top gaming PCs of 2020.

Still, with a name like Xbox SEX, is there a more appropriate theme for it than this?

 
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Wouldn't that technically be a Wii. I think we're gonna need at least 6 GameCubes to match the Series X, lol
a wii is metaphorically 2 gamecubes glued together, this is physically 2 gamecubes stacked together
 

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I don't actually understand how can anyone say that super tall tower looks nice specially in this modern era where most houses will have space for short height things and not tall tower like things which are more to stay like in a PC desktop desk...
Aside from this little thing called "subjectivity", I happen to like mini-ITX enclosures, and sometimes a plain, black box with minor embellishments is all I need.

But contrary to that, I have builds in larger PC cases (NZXT H500 and the giant Corsair Obsidian 1000), and more I'm going to buy and build in, such as the Phanteks Evolv Shift.

Besides, it's not "super tall". That's nonsense. And I don't know what kind of house you're living in that you can't fit a console vertically (not that you have to stand this one vertically, as Microsoft have already said).

So... does it really matter that I think the new Xbox looks kinda neat...?
 

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The thing there's a difference between a computer desk which sometimes can take even behemoth size cases and a modern TV table which usually have no place for tall things like it, even if sideways it looks like 4x PS4 Pro to me or at least 3 and doesn't fit below my TV no mater what way I'd put it...
Built-in keyboard and precise cursor, proper multi-window multitasking, tons of specific productivity software, as well as all sorts of unsurpassed drawing/composing/programming/modeling/editing/designing applications. Again, smartphones and tablets are good for multimedia or social networking on the go, but they suck major ass for pretty much any professional or creative purpose. Naturally you don't see a lot of laptops at cafes - that doesn't mean nobody uses laptops, it just means not many people feel like they should bring their work or creative endeavors there (cafe being a place for leisure and all), so more "casual" tech like tablets is more common in such places.


$400-$500 max, I predict. Which is still way less than I would buy for a gaming PC with a monitor and accessories, so I'm sticking to my guns here.
I already have all accessories and monitor and I will keep using my 2011 1080P Samsung Led LCD and don't give a damn upgrading it so soon... My PC case is fully modded and it's like from 2005 or 2006 that I bought it and I'm still using the same case and looks super damn good and it's material is super hard that I couldnt drill a hole for extra fans had to go to a friend's house with an industrial big driller and even that was kinda loosing power and he was like WTF is this made of lol, the case uses heavy thick steel, more than 20KG empty...

Anyway I'm going to wait for Next Gen release 1st before making a new PC so I won't be using current hardware, but next gen hardware or even wait for DDR5 since I'm still playing fine games for now on my 2011 PC that only took 1 single upgrade in the GPU and not for a high end one... And I have played so many free games in it that I could buy the PC more than 10 times lol... I will also be using the same PSU which is a Corsair AX750 80+ gold so I would only buy motherboard, CPU, GPU and ram and also eventually buy a bigger SSD since they are getting cheaper and start playing only on the SSD, but I can wait...

Didnt even had to buy Metro Exodus for the PS4 or Borderlands 3 and so many others :rolleyes:...
 
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Besides, it's not "super tall". That's nonsense.

It's actually less tall than a vertical PS4. And by quite a bit.
According to IGN, it has the same total volume as an Xbox One S.

As always, people went crazy over nothing. The box is tiny.
 

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It's actually less tall than a vertical PS4. And by quite a bit.
According to IGN, it has the same total volume as an Xbox One S.

As always, people went crazy over nothing. The box is tiny.
Quite a bit :lol:think you need to buy a ruler
 

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Quite a bit :lol:think you need to buy a ruler

XboxSeriesXStackUp-2-720x405.jpg


And I think you need to be less of a troll, but we don't always get what we want, right?
 

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The thing there's a difference between a computer desk which sometimes can take even behemoth size cases and a modern TV table which usually have no place for tall things like it, even if sideways it looks like 4x PS4 Pro to me or at least 3 and doesn't fit below my TV no mater what way I'd put it...

I already have all accessories and monitor and I will keep using my 2011 1080P Samsung Led LCD and don't give a damn upgrading it so soon... My PC case is fully modded and it's like from 2005 or 2006 that I bought it and I'm still using the same case and looks super damn good and it's material is super hard that I couldnt drill a hole for extra fans had to go to a friend's house with an industrial big driller and even that was kinda loosing power and he was like WTF is this made of lol, the case uses heavy thick steel, more than 20KG empty...

Anyway I'm going to wait for Next Gen release 1st before making a new PC so I won't be using current hardware, but next gen hardware or even wait for DDR5 since I'm still playing fine games for now on my 2011 PC that only took 1 single upgrade in the GPU and not for a high end one... And I have played so many free games in it that I could buy the PC more than 10 times lol... I will also be using the same PSU which is a Corsair AX750 80+ gold so I would only buy motherboard, CPU, GPU and ram and also eventually buy a bigger SSD since they are getting cheaper and start playing only on the SSD, but I can wait...

Didnt even had to buy Metro Exodus for the PS4 or Borderlands 3 and so many others :rolleyes:...

Look at the disk drive... its about two disk drive slots in height, its not that bad
 

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I think it doesn't matter what it will be called, what it will look like, or how much performance it will have and games that will be available,
everyone will dump on it anyway.
 

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I think it doesn't matter what it will be called, what it will look like, or how much performance it will have and games that will be available,
everyone will dump on it anyway.
In as much as everybody dumps on everything (a healthy cynicism is a good thing) but they were fairly well liked with their 360 and original xbox, even the xbone has managed to recover somewhat from the utterly awful launch.
 
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