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Xbox’s Next Generation Console Titled Series X, Revealed at Game Awards

December 12, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Xbox Series X

The new Xbox is officially on the way, and it will be known as the Xbox Series X. Microsoft announced the new console and reveals the first look at the Game Awards on Thursday. You can see the official design for the console in the pic below, as well as the announce trailer.

The new console was previously known as Project Scarlett and will replace the Xbox One X as Microsoft’s most advanced console. The announcement notes that the new console is designed to be oriented both vertically and horizontally, and will include a custom-designed CPU based on the Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture from AMD. Exact specs have yet to be revealed, but the console will support 8K gaming and frame rates up to 120 fps, as well as ray tracing and variable refresh rate support.

“We wanted to have a dramatic upgrade from the Xbox One base console,” said Xbox head Phil Spencer. “So when we do the math, we’re over eight times the GPU power of the Xbox One, and two times what an Xbox One X is.”

The console will also ship with the new Xbox Wireless controller, which will work with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Spencer wrote that the new controller “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 console will arrive in the holiday season of 2020.

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