Microsoft announced last year that its next gaming console, which will be a successor to the Xbox One series available right now, will be called the Xbox Series X. With this, Microsoft also says that the change in branding will mark the most powerful Xbox yet.
Now, it is also interesting to see a new strategy adopted by Microsoft for creating hype around its Xbox Series X console this year. While Sony has remained quiet on its Playstation 5 for the most parts, Microsoft is revealing something new every month.
This time, Xbox Boss Phil Spencer has revealed more specifications of the Xbox Series X which can also be called a ‘spec drop’. Although not everything is known about the Microsoft Xbox Series X even after this reveal, we know most of the things that the gaming console will come with.
For starters, Microsoft says that the Xbox Series X will have 12 teraflops of GPU performance. In comparison, Microsoft’s current top-of-the-line Xbox One X comes with a 6 teraflops GPU whereas the Xbox Series X has eight times more GPU than the original Xbox One.
Apart from that, it is already known that the Xbox Series X will have a superfast SSD storage along with high-speed RAM. To add to this, Microsoft says that its Xbox Series X will have variable-rate shading as well as hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing. Along with that, the new features revealed by Microsoft are what the company calls “Quick Resume for Multiple Games” and “Smart Delivery”.
The first of these features, Quick Resume for Multiple Games, gives you the ability to resume multiple games from a suspended state. This feature was present as “Quick Resume” on Xbox One series but it was limited to a single game resumption only. As for the “Smart Delivery” feature, this will let you play your games on either the Xbox Series X or the Xbox One.
Yes, this means that the company is fully supporting backwards compatibility on the Xbox Series X and you will be able to play original Xbox and Xbox 360 games on the Xbox Series X.
So if you see a game that is branded as “Smart Delivery”, it means that the game is compatible with the next-gen consoles as well as the Xbox One and previous consoles. The company says that they will “share more details about the new Xbox with you in the coming months,”.
While we still wait to know the official pricing of Xbox Series X which will be available in the holiday season of 2020, it is rumoured that the Xbox Series X might start at USD499.
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