Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is all set to usher in a brand new era of console gaming on November 10 as the next-generation gaming console hits store shelves with a price tag of US$499.
“On November 10, a new generation of console gaming begins,” said Head of Xbox Phil Spencer in Microsoft’s official press release announcing the highly anticipated launch details for the upcoming gaming platform.
“Our vision becomes reality with the most performant, immersive, and compatible next-generation console gaming experiences, and the freedom to play your games with your friends, anytime, anywhere.”
The Xbox Series X runs on AMD’s Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU architectures and 12 Teraflops of GPU power, doubling the power of the current-generation Xbox One X console. It also boasts Microsoft’s patented Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology and hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing, which enables the console to render immersive environments and lifelike characters like never before.
In addition to the flagship Xbox Series X console, Microsoft’s brand of next-generation gaming will also arrive in a more affordable package, courtesy of the Xbox Series S. Priced at US$299, the Series S is an all-digital machine that brings snappy load times and blazing 120FPS frame rates in Microsoft’s smallest gaming console to date.
Here’s a side-by-side look at the official specs of Xbox Series X and Series S, courtesy of Microsoft:
Both Xbox Series X and Series S consoles are built to support backward compatibility that goes all the way back to the first-generation Xbox. This means Xbox Series X buyers will get a massive back-catalog of classic games to go along with highly anticipated new releases like Gears Tactics, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.