Microsoft has presented the first Xbox Series X gameplay material, including excerpts from "Assassin's Creed Valhalla". This is what next-gen looks like.
- The Xbox Series X will be launched in late 2020.
- Microsoft's new console is said to be four times faster than Xbox One .
- Microsoft already showed the first gameplay of the upcoming games for the Xbox Series X.
Xbox Series X: Microsoft shows gameplay from "Assassin's Creed Valhalla" and other titles
While Sony continues to keep the appearance of the Playstation 5 secret, competitor Microsoft is still on the offensive and has already presented the first gameplay material for the Xbox Series X *.
As part of the Inside Xbox livestream, Microsoft presented gameplay to numerous games from the partner studios. Some titles were already known, but new ones were also introduced. Many viewers were especially excited to see the first gameplay scenes from "Assassin's Creed Valhalla":
It was repeatedly stressed that the games could be transferred from Xbox One to Xbox Series X thanks to the so-called " Smart Delivery " feature . If you buy a title for Xbox One, you can get it for free for Xbox Series X. " Assassin's Creed Valhalla " also has "Smart Delivery". The games shown have all been optimized for Xbox Series X.
These were all the games featured on Inside Xbox :
- "Assassin's Creed Valhalla"
- "Bright Memory Infinite"
- "Dirt 5"
- "Madden NFL 21"
- "Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2"
- "Call of the Sea"
- "The Ascent"
- "The Medium"
- "Scarlet Nexus"
- "Second Extinction: Reclaim Earth"
- "Yakuza: Like A Dragon"
Xbox Series X: Buy games once and play anywhere
With Smart Delivery, Xbox players only have to buy exclusive console titles once and can play them on Xbox One and Xbox Series X. The group previously called " Halo Infinite " as a game that supports technology. But also other Microsoft titles like " Forza Motorsport ", " Senua's Saga: Hellblade II " or " Sea of Thieves" .
As the first external studio, CD Projekt Red announced that "Cyberpunk 2077 *" also only had to be bought once to play on Xbox One or Xbox Series X. Some of the games for the Xbox Series X are already known.
Gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice or pay for upgrades. Owners of # Cyberpunk2077 for Xbox One will receive the Xbox Series X upgrade for free when available. https://t.co/nfkfFLj85w- Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 24, 2020
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Xbox Series X: Microsoft promises backwards compatibility
The main disadvantage of new console generations is that old games no longer work. But that should end with Christmas 2020. While in the Playstation 5 also still speculation, Microsoft has clearly said all existing Xbox One games also run on the Xbox Series X . In addition, all backward-compatible games for Xbox 360 and Xbox should remain playable.
Xbox Series X: These are the hardware specifications
There is also information about the Xbox Series X hardware . Accordingly, Microsoft had a processor from AMD tailored for the Xbox Series X. This is based on the Zen-2 series and the RDNA-2 architecture. According to the group, the processor delivers four times more power than the XBox One. With twelve TFLOPS, the graphics performance is twice as high as that of the Xbox One X.
Microsoft's Variable Rate Shading should ensure stable frame rates and a higher native resolution . In addition, the Xbox Series X should have hardware-accelerated DirectX ray tracing. The technology delivers almost photo-realistic lighting effects, optimized reflections and special acoustics in real time.
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Xbox Series X: Microsoft promises shorter waiting times for charging
Hardly anything is more annoying than long loading times. Microsoft is addressing the problem in the Xbox Series X with a new generation of SSD storage. The next-gen console also introduces the Quick Resume option. Microsoft promises that users should be able to pause several games at the same time and continue playing right away - without long loading screens. Practice has to prove whether this really works.
With the Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) Microsoft wants to optimize the latency (input delay) between player and console. The new Xbox Wireless Controller has a proprietary wireless communication protocol with high bandwidth. The Xbox Series will also support X 120 FPS.
How much does the Xbox Series X cost and when does the console come?
Microsoft has not yet commented on the price of the Xbox Series X. The release date of the new Xbox * is still not really certain. A release is planned for Christmas 2020.
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