After the Xbox Series S Announcement yesterday. Microsoft has now also revealed details about the Xbox Series X.
Xbox Series X Official Price and Release Date
Pre-Orders for Xbox Series X will start on September 22, at a price point of $499 (estimated retail price). The console will then release worldwide on November 10.
According to the announcement, Xbox Series X is not only the fastest but also the most balanced console. Here are three main key features that separate Series X from other Consoles.
- The Console will feature 12 TFLOPS of GPU compute performance, which is twice in contrast to the Xbox One X, and eight times than the original Xbox.
- Xbox Series X will feature Variable Rate Shading (VRS), which will allow developers to utilize maximum power in a more efficient way.
- Hardware Accelerated DirectX Ray Tracing is also part of Xbox Series X. This will allow the console to deliver more realistic, accurate, and fantastic environments.
“Xbox Series X is our fastest, most powerful console ever, designed for a console generation that has you at its center. This means a high-fidelity gaming experience enclosed in a quiet and bold design, with the ability to discover thousands of games across four generations, all with more playing and less waiting” wrote Xbox Boss Phil Spencer in a blog post.
The blog has also listed the gameplay specifications of some of the most anticipated titles. Here are the details of each one of them
Halo Infinite – The game will run on 4K, 60 FPS, and will feature Smart Delivery.
Forza Motorsport – Another First party title. This will also run on 4K, 60FPS, but it’ll support DirectX Raytracing.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The open-world game from Ubisoft will run on 4K with the support of Smart Delivery on Xbox Series X.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light: Set to release on November 10, the game from Bungie will run on 4K, 60FPS, and Smart Delivery is also part of it.
Watch Dogs: Legion: Another Title From Ubisoft. Watch Dogs Legion will support 4K, DirectX Raytracing, and Smart Delivery.
Scarlet Nexus: The Bandai Namco game will run on 4K.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Stalker 2 will run on 4K, 60FPS, with Direct X-Ray Tracing.
The blog has also mentioned The Medium, which will run on 4K with DirectX Ray Tracing. Warhammer 40,000: Darktitde which is also coming to the Xbox Series X with 4K and 60 FPS support. Other games like Yakuza: Like a Dragon, CrossfireX, Everwild, and Avowed haven’t got any new details, but looking at other games, these ones will also certainly run on 4K/60.
Xbox blog also highlights the importance of game compatibility. The blog notes, that the Xbox Series X will feature “four generations of gaming”. That goes on to say, games from Xbox One, backwards compatible Xbox 360, and original Xbox Games will all be part of the Series X. The games will be enhanced, and they will take full advantage of the Series X Hardware.
Further, the console as we all know is also going to feature Smart Delivery. This potentially means that you will have to purchase the game once, and afterward. You can play the game on either Xbox One or the Xbox Series X.
Other than the usual highlight and specifications. The blog has given special importance to Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud. The announcement says that 15 Xbox Game Studios at Microsoft are busy “fueling game discovery with Xbox Game Pass” or either working on their way to expand Project xCloud.
Xbox Series X Specifications.
- CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8GHz (3.66GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
- Graphics Card: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs at 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
- Die Size: 360.45 mm2
- Process: 7nm Enhanced
- Memory: 16GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
- Memory Bandwidth: 10GB at 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
- Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVME SSD
- I/O Throughput: 2.4GB/s (Raw), 4.8GB/s.
- Expandable Storage: 1TB Expansion Card.
- External Storage: USB 3.2 External HDD Support.
- Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive.
- Performance Target: 4K at 60fps, Up to 120fps.