Microsoft has announced that the next-gen Xbox video game console will be named Xbox Series X—and it will look very different from its predecessors.
According to Microsoft, the console is positioned to deliver four times the processing power of the Xbox One X. The new design slightly resembles a gaming PC and supports both vertical and horizontal orientation.
On the specs side, the newest Xbox boasts the following:
- 8K max output resolution
- 120Hz max refresh rate
- AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU
- AMD Navi-based GPU (around 12 TFLOPs)
- NVMe SSD
- GDDR6 SDRAM
In addition, Microsoft also introduced the new Xbox Wireless Controller, which has a refined shape, a new share button, and a hybrid d-pad. The new controller will be compatible with Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, and Xbox Series X.
Similar to Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series X is set for a holiday 2020 release date.