We got another taste of what’s to come with the next generation of consoles this morning when Microsoft announced specs for the Xbox Series X via the Xbox Wire, their internal blog/news board. In the article, head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed the new console will be the, “fastest, most powerful console” they’ve ever built, with 12 teraflops of GPU performance, twice that of the previous most powerful console, 2017’s Xbox One X, and 8x that of the original Xbox One. In addition to a custom-built new processor, Phil Spencer also outlined several new features not yet seen on a console including, “next-generation SSD storage,” a quick resume feature allowing suspension of multiple games, dynamic latency input, HDMI 2.1, and 120 fps support. It is worth noting there was no mention of how many games could be suspended at one time.

Xbox Series X

Xbox has made a point previously committing to their entire family of consoles and again reiterated the same, mentioning their touted backward compatibility support, Xbox Game Pass, and what Microsoft is calling Smart Delivery:

Smart Delivery: This technology empowers you to buy a game once and know that – whether you are playing it on Xbox One or Xbox Series X – you are getting the right version of that game on whatever Xbox you’re  playing on. We’re making the commitment to use Smart Delivery on all our exclusive Xbox Game Studios titles, including Halo Infinite, ensuring you only have to purchase a title once in order to play the best available version for whichever Xbox console they choose to play on. This technology is available for all developers and publishers, and they can choose to use it for titles that will be release on Xbox One first and come to the Xbox Series X later.

Xbox has again been the first to reveal new information about the Series X, and will likely continue to do so until probably an E3 price reveal. Sony has yet to reveal the PS5 or detail the specifications, so now we wait with bated breath for their response, likely to come at a reveal event in the next couple of months.

Source: Xbox Wire

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Nic Stevenson, sometimes called AnthroMetal, is a writer, producer, broadcaster and lover of video games and metal. He's been gaming since he was a wee lad with the Sega Master System way back when and, aside from a 5-year romp through the academic halls of anthropology, followed the gaming industry religiously. He is an avid lover of metal music and sometimes will even play his guitar or sing if necessary. There are no games or genres outside of his purview. Really anything he could play to boost his gamerscore on Xbox Live. You can find him there, usually playing something old because of an ever-increasing backlog, sometimes playing something new when he's able. He has tattoos of BioShock, dead space and borderlands 2 so far, with plans to add as many as he can for those games deemed worthy. He may run out of space. Look, he really really likes video games okay? Okay. Also, he streams sometimes on twitch.