The next-generation of gaming has officially taken the next step forward of being a reality answering the question of which of the major players in the video game industry is going to show their full poker hands first. Today the team over at Microsoft disposed of any more rumors or leaks on their highly anticipated next-generation hardware by announcing that on November 10, 2020, gamers all across the world will be able to experience the Xbox Project X and the Xbox Series S.
The two systems will come with the price tag of $299.99 for the Series S and $499.99 for the Series X. Overall, early indicators have swung praise to Microsoft for prices that have either been on the mark or a lot more affordable for gamers and consumers. Further adding to the next generation excitement is the fact that preorders for the next generation Xbox models will begin on September 22 on Amazon and at all major retailers, according to GameSpot. Let us check out some of the specs when it comes to both of the next-generation offerings.
The Series S model is four times as powerful as the Xbox One (via True Achievements) and features a 512 GB solid slate drive, four Teraflops of memory with an AMD RDNA 2 GPU 20 CUs at 1.565 GHZ and runs at 1440p between 61 and 20 frames per second with a 10GB GDDR six ram, however, it cannot run in 4K, but for fans of digital gaming, the system will be an all-digital gaming experience and for the money seems to offer a lot of bang for your buck.
The Series X model will feature a 1TB solid slate drive, running in 4k ultra HD with games also running between 60 to 120 frames per second, with an AMD RDNA 2 GPU 52 CUs at 1.825 GHZ and running eight times as stronger than the Series S model with 12 teraflops of memory and can play both physical and digital games.
Both systems will also have the luxury of being able to allow gamers to use their current generation Xbox One controllers and all gaming accessories from Microsoft on the next-generation hardware. This is not only a first for the Xbox but also the first time since the days of the Nintendo Wii in where the ability to use the Nintendo GameCube controllers on the Wii.
This excitement has not only reached the hearts of the masses but also with major gaming developers as well. Ubisoft announced that the next installment of their critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed series – Valhalla – will be available on the Xbox Series X and Series S as part of the day-one launch on November 10.
Sega’s Yakuza series, which has become a staple for the blue brand, has bumped up their launch of the next iteration Yakuza: Like a Dragon to November 10, three days earlier than originally planned, and now will be available on both new Xbox platforms at launch.
The Gears of War franchise, which since the early days of Xbox 360 and one of the most beloved exclusive franchises for Microsoft, announced that their newest entry into the series, Gear Tactics, a turned based adventure will also be a launch title for the new Xbox systems. So there will be some exclusives available on day one for both systems.
The provable game of who was going to announce first has seemingly come to an end with Microsoft unveiling their hand and entry into the next generation, now the only remaining question is what will Sony and the PS5 have in store as we draw closer to gaming’s next generation. No matter what, it will be an extraordinary ride into the next technological advancements in the gaming industry.
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