With Microsoft announcing the next-gen Xbox Series X console, and Sony planning its PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition competitor, 2020 is formally the 8 K video game console year. At the June 2019 E3 gaming conference, Microsoft announced the upcoming console. Originally codenamed Project Scarlett, it now comes with a brand-new logo under its official name Xbox Series X. This article will illustrate all of the features, pricing and much more relevant to Xbox Trilogy.
Release Date of Xbox Series X
Microsoft initially revealed that the Xbox Series X would release ‘Holiday 2020’ before several Xbox product pages indicated that the final launch would be Thanksgiving 2020. Microsoft has since withdrawn that information and returned to its original Holiday 2020 standpoint.
Pricing of Xbox Series X
So far, there is no definitive statement regarding pricing for Xbox Series X. At present, it remains focused solely on speculation and the price of existing consoles, or have confidence in the new reports suggesting $200 for the digital version and $400 for the console flagship.
Considering the Xbox One X that got released with a $500 price tag, it will not come as a shock if the new flagship crawls over the $550 price level. After all, it will be the most compelling Xbox to come into being.
Backwards Compatibility of Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X will be backwards compatible and can support older Xbox One, Xbox 360 and even the original Xbox games. Moreover, Xbox Series X can use a unique in-console assembly process to add HDR and high frame rates to retro games as well.
Not only will older games be addressed with higher, more steady frame rates, including a doubling of frame rates for chosen titles, players will also feel the games functioning at their highest resolution all the time. Such games will even profit from the faster loading times for the Xbox Series X.
For its latest consoles, Microsoft also introduced backward compatibility with more than 600 Xbox and Xbox 360 games which are supposedly available to Series X holders.
Xbox Series X supports 8K Video.
The Xbox Series X will offer 8k gameplay experience with frame rates up to 120 fps, alongside ray tracing for realistic illumination, shadows and highlights. It will endorse variable refresh rates (VRR), which will be useful in alleviating fluidity and movement.
Other significant video enhancements include the Xbox Series X’s ability to use machine-learning to introduce HDR that legacy games were unable to endorse it as standard.
Xbox Series X Exclusive Games
Microsoft announced an exclusive Series X title named Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 at Series X release. Microsoft has yet to give off the most significant launch game, Halo: Infinity, running on a Series X. Many of the other top-tier games include CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 and third-party games including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Also, fans can anticipate seeing the unveiling of a range of groundbreaking games alongside the official Xbox Series X launch.