Microsoft has announced that its next-gen console, the Xbox Series X is launching (or at least the launch month).
Since the launch of the original Xbox in 2001, Microsoft has launched each generation of Xbox consoles in November. This won’t be different because the Xbox Series X is also launching in that month.
The Xbox Series X uses a custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU (each clocked at 3.8GHz), a custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 12 teraflops along with 16GB GDDR6 RAM and 1TB NVME SSD.
The console supports up to 8K gaming at up to 120fps but most games will target 4K at 60fps. The company is working with the HDMI forum and TV manufacturers to help enabled Auto Low Latency Mode and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) via HDMI 2.1 support.
The upcoming console will also be compatible with all Xbox One accessories and can play Original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games via backwards compatibility.
While the Xbox Series X is launching in November, Halo Infinite has been pushed to 2021. The upcoming Halo title was set to be a launch title for the upcoming console.
The Xbox Series X won’t be without games at launch, you’ll be able to play titles such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Gears Tactics, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Watch Dogs: Legion. Plus there’s Xbox Game Pass for even more games to play on the console.
Since we know the release month of the Xbox Series X, we still don’t know how much the new console will cost.
Update – September 9th, 2020: Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Series X is launching on November 10th for $599 CAD ($499 USD).