Microsoft Reveals the Xbox Series X, Its Next-Generation Gaming Console

Tuesday, 17 Dec, 2019

Like the first Xbox generation, the next one is simply named "Xbox".

The Xbox Series X is starkly different from the previous Xbox consoles with a buffed up vertical frame. The machine has been confirmed to support 8K video output, ray tracing and a maximum frame rate of 120 frames per second.

Microsoft unveiled its "fastest, most powerful" Xbox gaming system yet Thursday - and it looks straight out of a sci-fi movie. Spencer's interview discusses some of the information that was officially announced, like the new console's design, the processing capabilities, and the controller, but also adds some new details.

This is why even with the often-intimidating cost, many users still update their gaming systems with each new console launch-out. The ports on the back represent our best guess, based on what we have with today's Xbox One X. Microsoft has shown that the Xbox Series X still utilizes USB Type-A ports on the front, complete with the familiar Xbox power button, pairing button, and eject button next to the disc drive (yes, there is still a disc drive).

Xbox Series X of Microsoft and PlayStation 5 of Sony have a lot of things in common.

How big is the Xbox Series X? In comparison to the previous Xbox generations, the Xbox Series X will have four times the computing power.

The Xbox Series X is targeting a holiday 2020 launch window, and we can't wait. You can also see how PS5 and Xbox Series X compare before checking out a full list of rumored and confirmed Xbox Series X Games. "There's always this tension between design and the kind of acoustics and cooling and function of the console".

According to a Microsoft representative, we've got it all wrong.

The Series X was unveiled December 13 at this year's The Game Awards. Interestingly, Microsoft assures the gaming controller now fits in the hands of 98 percent of people.

Also, the controller comes with a hybrid D-pad inspired by the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2.

Spencer and Ronald also stressed just how much work goes into optimizing older titles to make sure they can work on modern hardware.

Microsoft recently said the next Xbox's name would describe its goal, and while we definitely took some (wrong) guesses, fans now have the console's real name to try and determine exactly what that objective is.