Microsoft ones discussed it’s next-generation video game console which was codenamed the Project Scarlett but after so long, it’s official name is said to be the Xbox Series X which doesn’t sound bad after all.
The name of the device was unveiled in an exclusive interview with GameSpot where the company discussed the design and compatibility of the Xbox Series X with other Xbox games and even how it’ll work with the internet.
The new name is said to reflect the many ways one can play an Xbox game. The new Series X will have support for boatload of games already existing on the Xbox One for example. The device will also have support for previous accessories sold with older devices such as the Xbox Adaptive Controller which disabled gamers use.
According to Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s head of Xbox, “We wanted to design a console where the form was driven by the function.”
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Announcement of the Xbox Series X was made public during the Game Awards in Los Angeles, Thursday where Microsoft also made it known that the game console will go on sale ahead of the holiday shopping season next year but no word about the price point was stated officially.
The Xbox Series X came with a new look that makes it even more interesting. The fact that video gaming is now becoming much more larger than we’d anticipate makes sense that Microsoft is trying a much more lucrative console into the market.
Even though video gaming is a big phenomenon, mobile gaming is still a big deal as well. If you do not forget, Apple in fact launched it’s own Apple Arcade which is a game subscription service that offers customers access to a list of more than 100 curated puzzle games.
Microsoft on the other hand is a giant with the XBox series as the company pushes more into subscription based services which offers the Xbox Games Pass with more than 100 games for $9.99/month.
Sony is still Microsoft’s biggest competitor in the video game console industry while the company is reportedly working on the PlayStation 5 which is said to have a lot in common with the Xbox Series X. They even share the same Graphics Chipset as well as fast storage technologies and developers such as Electronics Art (EA), Ubisoft and Take-Two Interactive are all making awesome games like the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Watch Dogs: Legion as well as the Red Dead Redemption 2.
The fact that 5G is coming out strong and global makes game streaming interesting and lucrative. Both Sony and Microsoft both offer cloud-based gaming services which allows gamers to stream games straight online and can be accessible by their audiences.
But until June 2020 during the E3 2020 Video Game conference, we won’t be knowing too much according to Spencer about the Xbox Series X.
As for the design, the game console mimics a smart home speaker device that bears the Xbox Logo on it. It has a disc slot but it’s designed to be as simple as possible and also to look very simplified rather than looking like some gigantic game, it looks much like a smart home appliance you can place on your shelf.