December 13, 2019
Microsoft formally unveiled its next-generation Xbox video game console, dubbed Xbox Series X and set to launch at retail for the 2020 winter holidays.
The new gaming console, disclosed at The Game Awards 2019, claims to be eight times faster than Xbox and twice as fast as Xbox One with terabyte of storage and UHD Blu-ray Disc drive. The console will use the Elite Series 2 controller currently included with Xbox One.
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 … designed Xbox Series X to support both vertical and horizontal orientation,” Phil Spencer, EVP of gaming, told GameSpot. “It’s bold and unique, very much like our fans around the world and the team of collaborators and innovators who built it.”
“This generation, we’ve really focused on 4K visuals and how we bring both movies through 4K Blu-ray and video streaming,” Spencer added. “And with Xbox One X allowing games to run at 4K visuals will make really strong visual enhancements next generation.”