Microsoft Company is expected to launch its Xbox Series X next-generation console in November. Previously, the company confirmed that it will be a “Holiday 2020”. At least now, we know the launch date for the all-new Xbox Series X. The specific date was not mentioned by Microsoft but rumours that by November first week. The lining up looks to release the specific time for the all-new Xbox Series X. It is around slips further with pandemic-related manufacturing and moves into November.
Microsoft had revealed today that the Xbox Series X launch will in November month. More than 343 industries are making decisions with difficulty in postponing the Halo Infinite launch to 2021. However, Microsoft had already planned to launch both Halo Infinite & Xbox Series X simultaneously this month. Lacking Halo Infinite will not make any impact on the big launch of the all-new Xbox Series X by this year. Xbox Game Pass is also expected to highlight and chosen by Microsoft.
Apart from that various new games are also optimized to launch by this year for Xbox Series X. The optimized new existing games for the all-new Xbox Series X will include numerous aspects. They are Quick resume support, faster loading times, 120fps frame rates, and DirectX ray & hardware-accelerated tracing. Most of the compatible games will work perfectly on Xbox Series X. The games that work on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Xbox are supported by Xbox Series X.
Comparing PS5 with Xbox Series X
While comparing both consoles will offer similar specifications such as ray tracing, new graphics features, storage, and processing power. PS5 has an advantage of one potential performance with its new hardware named Decompression silicon. It is utilized for loading and speeds up the high-resolution textures.
Sony will offer the adaptive triggers, sounding & intriguing haptic feedback, dubbed DualSense, and overhauled controller. However, it is lesser with regard to game pricing and games. When compared to Xbox Series X, Sony will offer the Gaming stream with a big future to showcase new titles. It is already launched by early June for utilization.
Xbox Series X New Controller
The Xbox Series X console is not radically redesigned and can be compatible with various other consoles or models. Similar to the trending Xbox Elite Wireless console, this unit has a share button and also a reworked D-pad. Wireless lag or latency are somewhat reduced by Microsoft and working hard to enhance the responsiveness. Dynamic latency input will happen with the controller and the display.
While playing, users can gain more grip on the controller with the help of the tactile matte finish. It is applied to bumpers, triggers, and as well as D-pad. Instead of utilizing the in-built rechargeable battery, the controller will use the AA batteries for charging. Microsoft informed that this is the best choice to offer the gamers with flexibility for preferring rechargeable & disposable batteries.
Specifications of Xbox Series X Console
The console is created using the current-generation of AMD Zen 2 architecture processor along with a graphics processor. AMD’s upcoming all-new RDNA 2 micro-architecture is added with the 7-nanometer Navi process. The CPU of this system will offer the customized 8-core Zen 2 processor executing at 3.8 GHz speed. Simultaneously multithreading at the speed of 3.66 GHz. GPU is also customized with a 1.825 GHz RDNA 2 processor along with 52 CUs created by 12 teraflops. The new console from Microsoft is comparative with the other higher-end gaming PCs.
The hardware includes an HDMI 2.1 connection, a 1TB SSD (Hard drive), and 16GB RAM capacity of GDDR6 type. Xbox Velocity Architecture is a new feature utilized by the developers for accessing the game assets with 100 GB. The system has the capability of expanding the drive up to a maximum of 1TB space. It is used for functioning internal SSD and storing games. Xbox Series X console will work perfectly with the external drives for storing data and games. You can also transfer the available games to your expansion drive or console’s SSD for playing games.
DirectX 12 Ultimate from Microsoft is incorporated with the latest version of GPI (Graphics Programming Interface) from the company. It is currently available in the Windows 10 operating system. GPU support for DXR 1.1 Variable Rate Shading and DirectX ray tracing. Xbox console will allow the combination to drive the higher frame rates of 120 FPS at 4K resolution. Refresh support with variable rate by connecting to the compatible monitors or TVs using the HDMI 2.1 connection. The new console has a measurement of 151mm x 151mm x 301mm which approximately 6-inches x 6-inches x 12-inches.
Xbox Series X – Pricing & Release Date
Microsoft is happy to inform that the all-new Xbox Series X console will ship or deliver by this year. Moreover, PS5 is also expected to launch simultaneously at the same time. In 2013, the launch of Xbox One happened after the launch of PS4 (PlayStation 4) in mid-November. A new page was created by the company for notifications within the pre-order page after available to showcase the pricing. Microsoft’s official website is not the only site to page up with the available pre-order placeholder.
Some of the usual aspects like Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon are also ready to display the same. However, the pricing of the Xbox Series X console is still unknown. In 2005, during the launch of Xbox 360 is charged at $399, and the Xbox One in 2003 cost $499. Subsequently, in 2017 the flagship of Xbox One X console is launched. PS5 console is already impacted by the popular components with supply constraints such as storage and memory.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sony had also forced for modifying its promotional plans and as well as pricing. Microsoft informed that it will never impact the launching of the all-new Xbox Series X console. However, the pricing on this console will be around $500, which could be lesser when compared to its predecessor models. Phil Spenser, Xbox boss informed that the pricing of this new system is feeling good and happy. He informed the same during the press meet happened at IGN on 1st April 2020.