Microsoft has finally unveiled their new gaming console called the ‘Series X’, after months of waiting The announcement was made on-stage at The Game Awards 2019 in Los Angeles and reveals the Series X will see a shift away from the traditional Xbox aesthetic
It’s dubbed the most powerful console ever released, It ends six months of waiting for enthusiastic gamers, following the announcement of ‘Project Scarlett’ in the summer. At the moment we don’t know how much it’s going to cost but it will be available for purchase late next year
Mr Spencer said: the footage shared tonight was captured in-engine and reflects the power of Xbox Series X available to developers to deliver new universes, experiences and games in ways you have never imagined,’
Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in his blog post: ‘Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming legacy, thousands of games from three generations and more forward with you.
‘Its industrial design enables us to deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way, something that is critically important in delivering truly immersive gameplay.
‘We also designed Xbox Series X to support both vertical and horizontal orientation. It’s bold and unique, very much like our fans around the world and the team of collaborators and innovators who built it.’
The console will come with a new wireless controller, which Xbox said had been ‘refined’ to fit more people’s hands comfortably.
Mr Spencer added: ‘Its size and shape have been refined to accommodate an even wider range of people, and it also features a new Share button to make capturing screenshots and game clips simple.’
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will also include Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) which will ‘make Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever’, according to the company.
The Series X will launch with the latest instalment of the Halo franchise, Halo infinite, as previously stated. But Xbox also announced another game will be available for the console’s launch on stage last night.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, a sequel to the award-winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was unveiled, using footage captured from the Series X engine.
Xbox said the new console will run games at 4K resolution – double that of HD – with the possibility of running 8K resolution, and will also process faster so as to ‘eliminate’ loading times around games.