Microsoft has officially revealed its next-generation Xbox called Xbox Series X at the Game Awards today. The console is designed in such a way that it can be used in both vertical and horizontal orientations. Microsoft’s Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, assures that it will “deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the quietest and efficient way.”
“We see a future where you’re instantly absorbed in your games, where worlds are even more lifelike, immersive, responsive and surprising,” told Head of Xbox Phil Spencer.
The Xbox Series X will include a custom-designed CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture. Xbox Series X will also support 8K gaming, frame rates of up to 120 fps in games. Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console will also include Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) that will ultimately make Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever.
Spencer says the Series X is designed for a future in the cloud and it will combine hardware and software to “make it as easy as possible to bring great games to both console and elsewhere.” Microsoft was working on Xbox Series X under the name Project Scarlett but today’s naming follows confirmation from Sony that it is choosing PlayStation 5 for the name of its next console.