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The next generation of Microsoft console is the Xbox Series X

Having already claims the mantel of the most powerful home gaming console ever with the Xbox One X, Microsoft are now aiming to retain that title with the next generation console, the Xbox Series X. It is scheduled to arrive worldwide in Holiday 2020, offering everyone the chance to experience the latest games at 4K quality at a smooth 60 frames per second. Graphics, load times, frame rate and more are much improved for the next generation of console gaming.

Helping it stand apart aesthetically from all prior Xbox consoles is its vertical height, which sees it resemble more of a PC than a traditional home console setup. The Xbox Series X is actually three times as tall as an official Xbox One Controller, but Microsoft has since confirmed that it can also be titled to the side – your current home media centre is safe. The Xbox Series X will welcome in another decade of great games, seeing the return of tentpole franchises like Halo and Gears in addition to all-new ones we know are already in the works.

When is the Xbox Series X’s release date?

The Xbox Series X console is not far away at all – but precisely how far, we can’t currently say. For the Xbox One, Microsoft waited until 2013’s E3 conference in June to announce the One’s release date. However, this year’s E3 conference has already been cancelled, meaning that both Sony and Microsoft have no constraints on when to announce their next flagship consoles.So far, all we know that the Xbox Series X will launch in “holiday 2020”, which in theory covers the final three months of the year. However, there’s a few more hints we can use the help us pinpoint the release date a bit more precisely.

Firstly, it’s virtually guranteed that Microsoft will want to launch the Series X at least a week, if not more, before Black Friday, which falls this year on November 27th. Black Friday has now morphed into a week-long event, and Microsoft will be desperate to capitalise upon the annual shopping frenzy. Similarly, they’ll want to be in shops long before Christmas to make the most of the gift giving season.

Perhaps of greater importance to Microsoft is stealing a march on Sony’s PS5. Though many gamers will have already decided which console they’ll pick up next, for those who are on the fence, the difference of even a couple of weeks could be huge. The PS3, for example, suffered enormously by allowing Microsoft to launch the Xbox 360 much sooner. Both companies will be keen to avoid being second in the race to get their console out there.

We had originally predicted a mid-November release for the Xbox Series X. However, with rumours emerging that Sony will aim to launch the PS5 in October, it may spur Microsoft to aim for an earlier date. As we’ve stated, being first to market is of paramount importance for both consoles, and even just a couple of weeks could make a big difference to the respective consoles long term prospects. With this in mind, don’t rule out an October release for the Xbox Series X console.

When will Xbox Series X pre-orders be available?

We’re still eagerly awaiting the opportunity to pre-order the Xbox Series X. In the past, for consoles that have been slated to launch in October/ November, pre-orders have typically gone live in June, normally right after firmer details around the release date and – crucially – the launch price. Neither Sony or Microsoft will want to be the first to commit to a price for fear of being undercut, and there’s no E3 conference this year, the traditional time to announce pricing. However, we’re still expecting that by the end of June, we should have heard when we can expect pre-orders to go live, if not already have them live. Stay tuned, and don’t forget to sign up to our email alerts to be the first to know!

The fastest, most powerful Xbox ever created

The Xbox Series X effectively doubles the power capabilities of the Xbox One X, featuring a staggering 12 teraflops of power compared to its predecessor’s 6. Combine this with a Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 that should make load times almost a thing of the past, and you have a home console capable of running the latest games at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. What’s more, Xbox Series X can actually reach levels of 8K and 120fps for certain games, providing they’re developed with this in mind.

A redesigned Xbox controller

A new home console means a new gamepad to go along with it, and the Xbox Series X controller does an excellent job at blending the old and new. It’s essentially the same design as the official Xbox One wireless controller, only this time there’s a dedicated share button added in the centre, a hybrid D-pad that allows for more flexible play and the overall size has been slightly reduced; Microsoft states it will now fit 98% of hands.

Huge games from the get-go

Console launches of the past have been notorious for the lack of quality games to go with the latest cutting edge hardware. However, the Xbox Series X promises a blockbuster right out of the gate. Backwards compatibility will mean your Xbox One library will continue to work, while initiatives such as Project xCloud and Game Pass will continue, giving you access to a huge range of games. Meanwhile, Microsoft have confirmed the Xbox Series X will offer Smart Delivery, automatically upgrading games to play as best they can on the console. For example, an Xbox One copy of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 will automatically be upgraded to the Xbox Series X version if you move from a One to a Series X console. And then there’s the launch titles, which will include the latest instalment of the Halo saga, Halo Infinite.

Xbox Series X Specs

Release Date Holiday 2020
Price TBA
RAM GDDR6 up to 16GB
Storage Custom NVMe SSD
Ray Tracing Yes
Backwards compatible Yes
Maximum Resolution 8K
Maximum Framerate 120 frames per second