During the June 2019 E3 gaming conference, hinted at a new 8k console launch at the time code name "Project Scarlett" has now been revealed as the Xbox "Series X" recently by Microsoft.
With the Xbox Series X, Microsoft promises 4x the power of the Xbox One X, noted by Microsoft as the "fastest, most powerful games console ever." Series X will have a new tower design and a new wireless controller.
Series X Release Date
The Microsoft Series X is to release Holiday 2020. This release is also around the same time that Sony Playstation will release its PS5, which is also said to be an 8k gaming console.
Series X Price
While Microsoft has released no official price, we are guessing the Series X will run you around $550 based on the Xbox One X launch price of $500.
Is The Series X 8K Video Compatible?
With its new technology supporting frame rates of up to 120 fps, 8k gaming will be supported along with ray tracing to help realistic lighting, reflections, and shadowing. Microsoft will continue to create games tailored to 4K 60fps gameplay.
Does the Xbox Series X Have Backwards Capabilities?
During the "Project Scarlett," unveil Xbox executives teased that the new console would support four generations of content. Console Generations supported would include the original Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
To keep up with the times, Microsoft has already added backward capabilities to more than 600 Xbox 360 and Xbox games on current consoles.
Xbox Series X Games
Expect to see a new of blockbuster game launches alongside the Series X released. One game at the forefront of gamers' minds is the exclusive Series X release of a game called Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2, which is the sequel to Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.
A game Microsoft hasn't shown is the launch of the giants' massive gaming title Halo: Infinite, set to launch on Series X. We have a feeling Microsoft will undoubtedly flex the Series X full capabilities with Halo: Infinite.
Series X Console Specs
Compute Power: 12 TFLOPS
CPU: Eight-core 3.6GHz Custom AMD Zen 2 chip
GPU: Xbox Series X GPU and custom processor.
RAM: 13 GB for games, 3 GB for the operating system (16 GB total)
Storage: Custom non-volatile memory express solid-state storage (NVMe SSD)
Support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Stay tuned for more updates.