What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console.
  • According to Xbox chief Phil Spencer, "Your games will look and play best on Xbox Series X."
  • This includes first-party games and those from "developer partners."
  • An Xbox Series X gameplay showcase is scheduled for July 23.

Today, executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft, and Xbox lead, Phil Spencer, posted a detailed list of promises for Xbox Series X. While the standout feature is the addition of Project xCloud game streaming to its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, there was another important section in there. Spencer said that "Your games will look and play best on Xbox Series X." This is a bold claim that was also stated when the Xbox One X was released.

You can read the section below. It seems like the 12 teraflops of power should give the Xbox Series X an advantage when it comes to "All games." However, the difference between visuals will have to be seen when comparisons are available with the PlayStation 5 (PS5).

Your games will look and play best on Xbox Series X. Xbox Series X is designed to deliver a new level of fidelity, feel, performance, and precision never seen before in console gaming. All games will look and play best on Xbox Series X – whether they come from our 15 Xbox Game Studios, like Halo Infinite, or from our world-class publisher and developer partners. Packing over 12 teraflops of GPU power including new technologies like hardware-accelerated Direct X raytracing and variable-rate shading, and with four times the processing power of an Xbox One X, Xbox Series X enables developers to provide you with the transformative gaming experiences through richer, more dynamic living worlds, more realistic AI and animations, and support for higher frame rates including support for up to 120 FPS.

A gameplay showcase for Xbox Series X will take place on July 23. We should have a better understanding of the quality of the graphics then. Recently, one of the best Xbox One game's sequel, Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, was revealed to be running in real time using Unreal Engine 5. The bar is set high, and Microsoft needs to deliver given fierce competition from Sony and the PS5.

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