Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Project Scarlett finally got revealed at The Game Awards, showcasing the name and the box itself. It looks more like a PC tower than an actual console, rammed with next-gen tech.
A blog post on the Microsoft Xbox site went into more detail about its design, which has been built to maximize airflow, with support for both vertical and horizontal orientations.
Phil Spencer revealed the console on stage, also showcasing Hellblade 2, built from the ground up for the new system, using in-engine footage that truly looked closer to a pre-rendered scene.
Microsoft also showed off a new Xbox controller, with a revised d-pad that looks more similar to the discs used on the Xbox Elite controllers.
Microsoft adds that all of your games and accessories will work out of the box on the Xbox Series X, which incorporates full backward compatibility with the Xbox One and all of its backward compatible titles from the OG Xbox and Xbox 360 eras.
We're unsure if there will be an Xbox Series "S" to go with the Xbox Series "X," as previously rumored. Scarlett was originally separated into two SKUs dubbed Anaconda and Lockhart, with different power thresholds and price points. "Series" certainly indicates multiple potential devices, and Phil Spencer said the following in an interview with Gamespot when asked about the possibility of other versions of the Series X.
The Series X, so far, suggests that there is only one console model going into next year, which is expected to launch in the holiday season of 2020.
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