Almost exactly after seven years, Microsoft just announced their upcoming next generation of Xbox Gaming Consoles. If everything goes according to the plan, they are now all set to release these consoles for Gamer in November 10, 2020. Just like Xbox One from earlier generation, there would be two different model of these consoles which are being called as Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X & S Gaming Consoles. © Microsoft.
Microsoft is calling Series X to be their most powerful gaming console and Series S are to be the smallest one that they have ever made. From an earlier blog post we got to know that Xbox Series X are set to be launched in November of this year. However, the company did not mention any specific date back then.
Retail price for X series consoles are marked at $499 and S series to be $299 respectively. These consoles will be released in 12 different countries and Microsoft is offering Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starting at $24.99 a month for the first 24 month. However, if you are using X series console the same pass would cost you $34.99 a month for the same period of time. Gamer will also enjoy EA Play on their consoles using existing gamer pass at no additional cost.
I really don’t want to spend time explaining the hardware aspect of these consoles. However, if you are really into the hardware thingy, please feel free to visit the official page of Series X and Series S for detailed information on this regard.
Game pass for PC and the Xbox APP will become available on September 17th of this year. Microsoft implemented Xbox Velocity architecture on these gaming consoles which will features HDMI 2.1, up to 120fps, DirectX Raytracing and Variable Rate shading. Support for Spatial Sound including Dolby Atoms and Dolby Vision via streaming apps like Disney+, Vudu and Netflix would also be there. However, Dolby Vision support for gaming will be available in 2021.