What you need to know
- The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console.
- Xbox head Phil Spencer made a pretty bold claim about the "feel of games."
- He said that the difference will be as significant as jumping from 2D to 3D.
- The Xbox Series X is expected to launch in Holiday 2020.
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's next-generation console scheduled for launch in Holiday 2020. While we know that it features 12 teraflops (TFLOPS) of power and other features like a solid-state drive — the PlayStation 5 ranges from 9-10 TFLOPS due to overclocking — what will the experience be like with features like reduced latency and more? According to Xbox head Phil Spencer on Twitter, "the feel of games this upcoming generation will change as dramatically as any since 2D to 3D" due to the increased CPU power, memory bandwidth, and more.
This is quite a bold claim and we can't wait to see how games actually run on the system. Rumors are floating around that there's an Xbox Series X event scheduled for May, but we haven't received any confirmation from the company yet.
Gaming right now, globally, is having a moment. Gaming is a social and community connection for many people, and as physical distancing is requiring shelter in place, is requiring that people are physically apart, the social connections and community connections that the games industry brings to people is just expanded... we're seeing a big flood of new people come into gaming. You wouldn't wish this is the way we get here... Our opportunity is to stand on our principles and our values and be there when our customers need us. We want to be very thoughtful and not exploiting the situation. We're not putting in place any different business tactics or other things. We're just trying to keep all the services up, trying to keep the games enjoyable, keeping our networks safe and secure. And being there at a time of need. I'm proud that we can provide this activity for people.
What do you hope to see from the Xbox Series X? Let us know.
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