In a surprise announcement, Phil Spencer took a center stage during The Game Awards 2019. His speech was short but impactful as the head of Xbox announced the next generation console under the name of Xbox Series X. Should we start calling it XSX?
The design of the new console is certainly fresh and packs a lot of power. The Xbox Series X will include a custom-designed CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture. The console will also have an SSD, which should help to lower load times and make your games run smoother. Microsoft also promises that Xbox Series X will support 8K gaming, 120 FPS in games, ray tracing, and variable refresh rate support.
Phil Spencer revealed that the new console should make its way to the stores during the next holiday season. According to him, this will be the most powerful console ever made and will have plenty to offer for every gaming fan whether you’re looking for power, speed or compatibility. Most importantly, the team seemed to finally recognize the power of exclusive games and, in the words of Phil Spencer, the console will have plenty of those. 15 Xbox owned development teams are already hard at work developing titles for the new console
For example, this is an early look of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II which is being developed by Ninja Theory, a studio that was recently acquired by Microsoft. Footage for this trailer was captured entirely in engine. Damn, it looks good:
For now, all we can do is wait. 1-year doesn’t seem a lot of time, but damn, WE WANT IT NOW!