Today, Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox gave more details on what you can expect from the next generation of gaming. In the article, Spencer said: “The future of gaming has never been more inspiring. Creativity in games is flourishing. New services empower you to discover more games-and bring you closer to the games and creators and streamers you love. The cloud creates a massive opportunity to stream console-quality games and play with the people you want, wherever you want. And for many of us, nothing is more inspiring than the dawn of a new console generation.”
Going into what everyone can expect from Xbox Series X, Spencer said: “We know you expect the next generation of consoles to set new standards in graphical power and processing speed, converging together in games that look incredible and feel alive. This will be defined by worlds that are visually astounding and immediately immersive, with innovative leaps in CPU, GPU and storage technology to give you frictionless access to new stories and new creators constantly.”
Phil Spencer has highlighted four key aspects and how they will impact what you can expect from the next generation of gaming: a superior balance of power and speed, immersion in an instant, the next generation of game compatibility, and a generation with players at the center.
Xbox Series X represents a superior balance of power and speed in console design, advancing on all technological fronts to delivering amazing, dynamic, living worlds while minimizing everything that will take someone out of the experience. Xbox Series X is powered by their own custom designed processor which will deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One with 12 teraflops of GPU.
The Variable Rate Shading on Xbox Series X allows developers to prioritize individual effects on specific characters or important environment objects instead of spending GPU cycles to every pixel on the screen. This results in a more stable frame rate and higher resolution with no impact on the final image.
A first for console gaming comes with DirectX Raytracing which means true-to-life lighting, accurate reflections and realistic acoustics in real time.
Xbox wants the next generation to be defined by more playing and less waiting so they made sure that everything between player and game is faster. The Xbox Series X SSD storage makes every aspect of playing games improved with larger, more dynamic worlds that load in a flash.
Xbox Series X will have Quick Resume which lets players continue multiple games from a suspended state almost instantly. Dynamic Latency Input will synchronize input immediately with what is displayed which makes controls more precise and responsive.
New features such as Auto Low Latency Mode and Variable Refresh Rate will enable the best gaming experience as Xbox has partnered with HDMI and TV manufacturers. ALLM allows Xbox consoles to automatically set the connected display to its lowest latency mode. VRR will synchronize the display’s refresh rate to the game’s frame rate which will maintain smooth visuals without tearing and ensure minimal lag for the most responsive gaming experience. Xbox Series X supports up to 120 fps.
Xbox has been on the forefront of backwards comparability ever since they introduced Xbox Game Pass. Their commitment will not change with the launch of the next generation of gaming. With Xbox Series X, players can play from four generations of gaming with Xbox One games, Xbox 360 and original Xbox games backwards compatible. They’ll all benefit from steadier frame rates, faster load times and improved resolution and visual fidelity – all with no developer work required. Xbox One gaming accessories will also be available to use with Xbox Series X.
Smart Delivery is a new feature that makes sure that you’ll be getting the right version of a game you buy on whichever Xbox you have. Smart Delivery will be featured on all exclusive Xbox Game Studios titles. This new feature is available for all developers and publishers. They’ll be able to choose to use it for games that release on Xbox One first and come to Xbox Series X later.
Phil Spencer said: “Xbox Series X is our fastest, most powerful console ever, designed for a console generation that has you at its center. This means a high-fidelity gaming experience enclosed in a quiet and bold design, with the ability to discover thousands of games across four generations, all with more playing and less waiting. Whether it’s empowering amazing creators at our 15 Xbox Game Studios, fueling game discovery with Xbox Game Pass, or expanding what and where you can play with Project xCloud, Team Xbox stands for frictionless pathways between players and the best experiences our remarkable art form has to offer. Xbox Series X represents that same commitment for players who want immediate immersion in games that also look and feel better than ever. We can’t wait to share more details about the new Xbox with you in the coming months.”