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What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console.
  • It's supposed to launch in Holiday 2020.
  • Rumors are floating around that it features 12 teraflops of power compared to around 9 for the PlayStation 5.
  • Xbox head Phil Spencer wants developers to focus on unparalleled frame rates this time around.

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's next-generation console set to launch in Holiday 2020. It supposedly features 12 teraflops of power compared to the PlayStation 5's 9 teraflops. While we all expect games to be at 4K resolution, Xbox head Phil Spencer wants to see better frame rates.

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According to a report by T3, Spencer said the following.

I think we've reached a point with Xbox One X in the generation where games look amazing, and there's always work we can do to look more amazing. But I want games to feel as amazing as they look. We don't have that in today's generation, mainly because the CPU is underpowered relative to the GPU that's in the box in order to reach a feel and frame rate and kind of consistency or variable refresh rate and other things that we want. As we were looking at the future, the feel of the games was definitely something that we wanted to have more focus on, not just throwing more pixels up on the screen.

It's no surprise that the Ori and the Blind Forest team is already asking gamers if they want a 120 frames per second (FPS) patch for the game. It runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X.

What do you want out of the Xbox Series X? Let us know.

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