Even though everyone has been talking about the excitement they have for the Playstation 5 there is also a new XBOX that will be released on November 10 this year called the XBOX series X.
The $499 Xbox Series X is the most powerful console that Microsoft has ever created, with impressive specs, a promising lineup of games, robust backward compatibility, and unprecedented compatibility with both the Xbox One and gaming PCs.
Microsoft’s claims for the Xbox Series X are pretty bold. The system will aim to run most games at 4K resolutions and 60 frames per second framerates. Certain games could go up to 8K resolutions and 120 fps framerates — although probably not at the same time. From its powerful SSD, which will reduce load times, to its ray-tracing capabilities, which will deliver more realistic lighting effects.
Game-wise, the Xbox Series X won’t have any true exclusive titles, as every Xbox Series X game will be available on both the Xbox One and the PC, at least for the next few years. But gamers will be able to enjoy entries in popular first-party series, such as Halo Infinite and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.
Latest Xbox Series X news (October 3)
- Xbox director of program management Jason Ronald revealed that the Xbox Series X will let you selectively install parts of games, which could go a long way in saving storage space.
- Approximately 200 GB of the Xbox Series X’s 1 TB SSD will be reserved for system files, giving fans about 800 GB of storage space to play with.
- Fans can expect 4K resolution and 60 frames per second frame rates for many backward compatible Xbox One games on the Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X cheat sheet: What you need to know
- What it is: Microsoft’s most powerful game console ever
- Release date: November 10 (pre-orders start Sept. 22)
- Price: $499
- Key features: 4K visuals at 60 FPS, 8K and 120 fps support, ray tracing, near-instant load times
- Key games: Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, full Xbox One backward compatibility
- Specs: Custom AMD Zen 2 CPU, 1TB NVMe SSD, 16GB GDDR6 memory, 12 teraflops RDNA 2 GPU
Xbox Series X pre-order
Pre-orders for the Xbox Series X are now underway, and Tom’s Guide has put together a whole page on how to get yours. At the time of writing, the stock is selling out quickly, and the storefronts are experiencing some difficulties trying to accommodate all of the pre-orders. For the moment, all we can say is keep trying, and if you don’t get one today, Microsoft may release additional stock over the next few weeks.
Will you be purchasing the XBOX series X when it is released?