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3 minutes ago, teddymeow said:

Where it says "Fastest. Most powerful" is that referring to the Xbox line or do they know they're more powerful than PS5?

 

DOn't they just say the fastest one they've made?

 

I suspect there won't be a huge amount between them really. Either Xbox or PS will deliver some cracking stuff. But having the ability to play all the back catalogue from previous gens makes a hell of a difference to me. 

 

Have Sony said the PS5 will have BC at all? 

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Here's the official release:

 

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Power Your Dreams with Xbox Series X, Available Holiday 2020

For eighteen years and three console generations, the Xbox community has shown us the power both games and fun can have on all of us. As we enter a new generation of gaming, we see a future where you’re instantly absorbed in your games—where worlds are even more lifelike, immersive, responsive and surprising—and where you are at the center of your gaming experience. With the new Xbox Series X, we will realize that vision.

Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming legacy, thousands of games from three generations and more forward with you. Its industrial design enables us to deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way, something that is critically important in delivering truly immersive gameplay. We also designed Xbox Series X to support both vertical and horizontal orientation. It’s bold and unique, very much like our fans around the world and the team of collaborators and innovators who built it.

The name Xbox is an expression of our deep history in gaming, our team’s unrelenting passion, and our commitment to both our fans and the future of gaming at Microsoft. It also signifies our belief that a gaming console should be for just that – gaming.

Alongside Xbox Series X, we also unveiled the new Xbox Wireless Controller. Its size and shape have been refined to accommodate an even wider range of people, and it also features a new Share button to make capturing screenshots and game clips simple and an advanced d-pad derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller. The new Xbox Wireless Controller will be compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, and will be included with every Xbox Series X.

The possibilities of what Xbox Series X enables developers to achieve was also brought to life this evening with the unveiling of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. A sequel to the award-winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from world-renowned developers Ninja Theory, the game is being built to leverage the full power of Xbox Series X. The footage shared tonight was captured in-engine and reflects the power of Xbox Series X available to developers to deliver new universes, experiences and games in ways you have never imagined.

Bringing Developers’ Dreams to Life with Xbox Series X

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 resolution at 60 frames per second, with possibility of up to 120 frames per second, 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.

 

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2 minutes ago, Revival said:

features a new Share button to make capturing screenshots and game clips simple

What's not simple about hitting the big white button followed by X or Y?

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So have they finalised the specs then? I thought last week they weren’t even giving out final dev kits yet? How are they designing finished hardware? 

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2 minutes ago, Broker said:

So have they finalised the specs then? I thought last week they weren’t even giving out final dev kits yet? How are they designing finished hardware? 

 

Not giving out dev kits doesn't mean specs aren't finalised.

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39 minutes ago, Hitcher said:

What's not simple about hitting the big white button followed by X or Y?

 

And pausing the game, and waiting for the miserable UI to do its thing, then unpausing and hoping you got the shot you need. Then manually uploading shots to OneDrive. I appreciate that they found a way to make it work retroactively but it was the worst solution going. One of several reasons we've always tended to avoid Xbox One when reviewing multiplatform games (until One X came along anyway).

 

Nice-looking system, this. I can't stand the name but I want one regardless.

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2 hours ago, Kryptonian said:

That won’t fit under my tv :hmm:

 

Sure it wi...

 

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... oh, no it won't.

 

I have nowhere to currently put that, but I know exactly where Phil Spencer can shove it sideways. 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Broker said:

So have they finalised the specs then? I thought last week they weren’t even giving out final dev kits yet? How are they designing finished hardware? 

 

Well Phil Spencer and the Xbox team have them at home now, so ignore the bullshit that the dev kits arent final, the hardware is final and it's 10/15% weaker than PS5 again.

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That is the dumbest thing.

 

Not least, did they not learn anything from Wii U.

 

"So it's an Xbox one X game?"

"Yes"

"So I can play it on my Xbox one x?"

"No"

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24 minutes ago, merrychan said:

I think given the guts inside each of them we're now in the territory where consoles will look like mini pcs

 

This thing already looks like a small form factor PC!

 

I reckon they picked the shape for cooling reasons!

 

in fact! here, tiny pc :) and bear in mind, this is using off the shelf parts!

 

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29 minutes ago, gooner4life said:

 

Well Phil Spencer and the Xbox team have them at home now, so ignore the bullshit that the dev kits arent final, the hardware is final and it's 10/15% weaker than PS5 again.

Is your dad Mark Cerny?

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2 minutes ago, JPL said:

Is your dad Mark Cerny?

 

No, he's my uncle and I've played on the PS6.

 

Fact's are facts, Phil Spencer has had the Xbox Series X at home for a couple of weeks now, devs have been saying for a while that PS5 is the more powerful console.

 

Face it, Microsoft are happy to align themselves as second in the console war, PC is their bread and butter and will still provide the best graphics and framerates.

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4 minutes ago, gooner4life said:

 

No, he's my uncle and I've played on the PS6.

 

Fact's are facts, Phil Spencer has had the Xbox Series X at home for a couple of weeks now, devs have been saying for a while that PS5 is the more powerful console.

 

Face it, Microsoft are happy to align themselves as second in the console war, PC is their bread and butter and will still provide the best graphics and framerates.

You might be right, but I’ll wait until the final specs are revealed to be sure.

 

Nobody knows what the final specs are yet though. Devs will be working on dev kits, that won’t be final hardware and that Series X box they’ve showed off is just that at the moment, a box. They can continue to tweak whatever’s inside it until next year.

 

I dunno. I just find it hard to believe they’ll let Sony steal the power advantage at the start of a new gen again.

 

I can’t wait to see what the PS5 looks like now.

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49 minutes ago, Hitcher said:

Just because we've seen how it looks on the outside means nothing about what's in it.


What? How can you design a case without knowing final specs? What if the cooling or space were insufficient? 

 

49 minutes ago, The Mighty Ash said:

 

Not giving out dev kits doesn't mean specs aren't finalised.


But the specs not being finalised was what was being used to debunk the leaks suggesting a power advantage for the PlayStation. And the reason given to prove that specs weren’t final was dev kits not going out?

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37 minutes ago, Dudley said:

That is the dumbest thing.

 

Not least, did they not learn anything from Wii U.

 

"So it's an Xbox one X game?"

"Yes"

"So I can play it on my Xbox one x?"

"No"

 

"So it's an Xbox One X Game?"

"No. It's a Series X Game"

 

 

I still think there's more to this than we reckon. They've stated before that there will be no Series X exclusives. It really wouldn't surprise me if you put a Series X game into a XB1 that it will use the disk to authenticate (as does now), and then play a streamed version through XCloud.

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I really like the industrial design of it. It’s a very nice looking console, as was the Xbox One S and X. 
 

Im personally not sold on anything else though. The name is very dumb, although less dumb Than Xbox One? maybe. 
 

They should call the next one Xbox : Xbox. 

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