Why should Sony have all the fun? Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will be the most powerful console to launch from the tech giant and amongst its enormous group of fans is just as hotly-anticipated. This upcoming console is set to take the much-loved platform to exciting new levels. But how much do we actually know about this console before its proposed release? Let’s take a look.
What are the Series X Specs?
The Xbox Series X is, of course, literally set to be a game-changer. This new console is going to run on a 3.8Ghz 8-core AMD Ryzen Zen processor and 16GB GDDR6 RAM. That’s an increase of 1.5Ghz on the One X which will allow the console to run faster and smoother. With so much more power the new Series X will come with a bigger and more efficient fan in order to help keep the console cool.
The Xbox dashboard is getting a further redesign to streamline things even further and users may even expect a lower grade or ‘value’ version of the console at launch, though this is yet to be fully confirmed beyond a rumour.
How Much Will the Xbox Series X Cost?
The Series X is likely to set gamers back around £500. However, this is based on speculation. The Sony PlayStation 5 will launch for roughly this price, and this tag will keep things firmly in line with previous Xbox launch costs.
However, at present, we’re not quite sure which way things will sway. There’s every chance that Microsoft will opt for a budget Series S model, which will be interesting to see. Games are likely to cost more than what gamers are used to, with the average title possibly starting at £65.
Which Games Are Launching with the Series X?
Microsoft is promising ‘optimised’ titles when the console launches. The Project xCloud service will offer more than a hundred games for online players to enjoy from launch. Providing you have a Game Pass, you’ll have access to stacks of titles to enjoy at launch.
For example, recent reveals have shown that new instalments in the Hellblade, Fable and Forza series will be emerging at launch. There’s also the next instalment of the Halo franchise, Halo Infinite. This is the sixth mainline iteration in the FPS series, with all Xbox consoles benefiting from at least one Halo game in years gone by.
So, When Will It Launch?
That’s the big question. November, or ‘holiday 2020’, has been earmarked. In fact, Microsoft has stated outright that we will be seeing the new console before December. Better start saving the pennies!
In fact, if you are keen to get your hands on an Xbox Series X, it may be worth looking to sell your old Xbox however old it may be. If you’re desperate to start playing the X series as soon as possible, why not take a look and sell your old Xbox One with us? It’s time for an upgrade you can look forward to.