I must admit it seems like just yesterday that the very first Microsoft XBOX was released and a new company finally gave Sony a run for its money in the gaming industry. We folks… I hate to be h bearer of bad news, but that was freakin 19! Years ago…..sigh…. where does the time go…
The original Xbox was released on November 15, 2001, in North America, February 22, 2002, in Japan, and March 14, 2002, in Australia and Europe.
The original device was the first video game console offered by an American company after the Atari Jaguar stopped sales in 1996. It reached over 24 million units sold as of May 2006. – wikipdia
The clandestine release of this new XBOX console came as a shock to most when it was announced out of nowhereIn 2018. The once code named “Project-Scarlet indeed turned out to be the all new Xbox gaming console Microsoft had been secretly developing. The newly named “XBOX-Series X” is “four times” as powerful as the Xbox One X and comes with more memory, higher resolution, and better graphics.
Clearly the consoles war between Microsoft and Sony is alive and well judging from the seemingly forced release of the Series-X at a time in which Microsoft I’m sure assumed Sony would be releasing the PlayStation-5. The release read as. It we and anticipated chess move on Microsoft’s end in order to bring the Series-X to market ahead of the new PS5 in an attempt to grab holiday headlines consumers pocket-books ahead of the reigning champion Sony.
However, Microsoft has more than solidified its presence in the gaming industry selling of 41million units of the Xbox-One S since its 2013 release.
Whatever they do it had better do more thAn the ps5!W.Spivey – Gamer
Diehard console gam fans and PC enthusiasts around the web have expressed the usual and expected mixed reviews regarding this new Microsoft offering Series-X, but one thing can be for certain, this new system is built to surpass Sony in every way. Check out some of the specs we gathered from Microsoft’s official specs on the Xbox-Series S site below and judge for yourself.
Games today deliver amazing visuals and tell an array of different and deep stories. That’s why, when we started work on Xbox Series X, it was vital we continue to advance state-of-the-art visual capabilities for developers, while also ensuring they could realize even greater feeling, emotion and empathy in their games. With Xbox Series X, we will elevate the way games look, play and feel. We will also remove the technical barriers faced in previous generations and enable developers to create more expansive, immersive gaming worlds that invite more players to play.
From a technical standpoint, this will manifest as world-class visuals in 4K at 60FPS, with possibility of up to 120FPS, including support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and 8K capability. Powered by our custom-designed processor leveraging the latest Zen 2 and next generation RDNA architecture from our partners at AMD, Xbox Series X will deliver hardware accelerated ray tracing and a new level of performance never before seen in a console. Additionally, our patented Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology will allow developers to get even more out of the Xbox Series X GPU and our next-generation SSD will virtually eliminate load times and bring players into their gaming worlds faster than ever before.
We are minimizing latency by leveraging technology such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and giving developers new functionality like Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) to make Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever. Xbox Series X is also designed for a future in the cloud, with unique capabilities built into the hardware and software to make it as easy as possible to bring great games to both console and elsewhere. Xbox Series X will deliver a level of fidelity and immersion unlike anything that’s been achieved in previous console generations.
One Console, Four Generations of Gaming
One of the things we’re most proud of with Xbox Series X is the promise we’re delivering to our fans who have and continue to invest with Xbox. Thanks to backward compatibility, you can expect your gaming legacy, thousands of your favorite games across four generations of gaming, all your Xbox One gaming accessories, and industry-leading services like Xbox Game Pass to be available when you power on your Xbox Series X in Holiday 2020.
Building on our compatibility promise, with Xbox Series X we’re also investing in consumer-friendly pathways to game ownership across generations. Leading the way with our first-party titles including Halo Infinite in 2020, we’re committed to ensuring that games from Xbox Game Studios support cross-generation entitlements and that your Achievements and game saves are shared across devices. As we branch out and extend gaming to more players around the world, console gaming will remain at the heart of our Xbox offering. Game creators around the globe are already hard at work building content for Xbox Series X and our 15 Xbox Game Studios are developing the largest and most creatively diverse lineup of Xbox exclusive games in our history. On behalf of Team Xbox, we’re excited to enter the future of console gaming with you and can’t wait to share more in 2020.