Microsoft has finally revealed their next-generation Xbox Console during the Game Awards and it looks... interesting. The trailer reveals the console to be more like a tower console with Microsoft’s Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, promising that it will “deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way.”
According to The Verge, "The Xbox Series X will include a custom-designed CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture. Microsoft is also using an NVMe SSD on Xbox Series X, which promises to boost load times. Xbox Series X will also support 8K gaming, frame rates of up to 120 fps in games, ray tracing, and variable refresh rate support."
To display this, Microsoft used Hellblade 2, a new game from Ninja Theory, to show the console's capabilities. According to Spencer in an interview with GameSpot, the graphics shown in the Hellblade 2 trailer were supposedly captured in a game engine, running on the console, in real-time. The Xbox One X is 6 teraflops of GPU performance, so the Xbox Series X could be capable of 12 teraflops.
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console will also include Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) that will make the Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever. Spencer says the Series X is designed for a future in the cloud, and it will combine hardware and software to make it as easy as possible to bring great games to both console and elsewhere.
The Xbox Series X is expected to launch during the 2020 holidays, which is around the same time as the PlayStation 5. It will also come with a new Xbox Wireless Controller which is slightly smaller to accommodate a wider range of people, but will retain the rumble triggers. This new controller is expected to work with xeisting Xbox One consoles as well as Windows 10 PCs.