The Xbox Series X, Microsoft’s latest entry in the popular Xbox line of consoles, is heading our way later this year. Despite a name that must have been created by a committee that lacked imagination, the machine has tremendous potential to shape the next half-decade of gaming.
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer certainly dropped a lot of buzz words in trying to convey what is coming: “We know you expect the next generation of consoles to set new standards in graphical power and processing speed, converging together in games that look incredible and feel alive. This will be defined by worlds that are visually astounding and immediately immersive.”
Spencer shared the console’s “superior balance” of stats, saying that the XSX boasts four times the processing power of the Xbox One. For online gamers, the console’s backwards and forwards compatibility will be a boon to those who want to upgrade but not lose their purchases.
Considering how many MMOs and online games currently reside on Xbox One — including Dauntless, the upcoming Bless Unleashed, Black Desert, Warframe, and Elder Scrolls Online — we’d say it’s good to hear that we might soon be playing with vastly improved hardware.