Tech giant Microsoft has revealed the name of next-generation Xbox. The gaming console will be officially called Xbox Series X. It was earlier codenamed Project Scarlett by the company. Microsoft released the name at the Game Awards held in Los Angeles. The trailer also gives a brief glimpse of its design. The Xbox Series X is different from the previous Xbox consoles. It looks far more like a PC. It has been designed to be used in both vertical and horizontal orientations. The regular gaming consoles are used horizontally. According to the company’s claim, Xbox Series X will deliver four times the computing power of Xbox One X.
The new gaming console is powered by AMD CPU. It is based on Zen 2 and Radeon architecture. Besides, it is equipped with NVMe solid-state drives. This will help decrease load times. It will come with support for 8K graphics and a 120Hz refresh rate. The company has made some other improvements among initiatives to give a more realistic gaming experience to users. It has made the gaming console capable of ray tracing. This will enhance the experience of users in terms of lighting, reflections, and shadows. Notably, its rival Sony PlayStation 5 has also confirmed incorporating ray tracing and 8K graphics.
Microsoft also unveiled a new Xbox Wireless Controller at the Game Awards. The company has reworked on the size and shape to accommodate a new Share button. The new controller will be shipped with every Xbox Series X. It will be slightly smaller and also support existing Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs. The company said it has added Auto Low Latency Mode and Dynamic Latency Input to make Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever. Microsoft Xbox Series X will hit the shelves early next year. Microsoft also showcased the trailer of Hellblade II at the event. It is a new game developed by British video game company for the Xbox Series X.