Microsoft Launches Xbox Series X Console in November

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Over 50 new games planned for console in 2020, but not Halo Infinite until 2021

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it will launch its next-generation Xbox Series X console worldwide in November.

The company reported that over 100 games optimized for the Xbox Series X are planned for this year, including over 50 brand-new games such as Yakuza: Like a Dragon. However, 343 Industries will not launch Halo Infinite until next year, citing the desire "to deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever for our fans, while also balancing the team's well-being."

The console will have 12 teraflops of processing power through its eight-core AMD Zen 2 processor, as well as a 1 terabyte solid-state drive for storage, with the option to increase the available storage by another 1 terabyte through a proprietary "X Storage Expansion Card," as well as an external hard drive via USB. The processor's onboard RDNA-class 2 graphics processing unit will be capable of rendering games up to 120 frames per second at 4K resolution, and is also billed as "8K ready," with hardware-accelerated ray tracing, and variable refresh rate. The console will have 16 gigabytes of GDDR6 memory.

The console will have a new "Quick Resume" feature that will allow players to save the state of multiple games and resume them later, even after the console has been unplugged.

The Xbox Series X will be backwards compatible with Xbox One games, with optional graphical enhancements, and achievements and other game records carrying over.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Ryū ga Gotoku 7: Hikari to Yami no Yukue), the seventh game in Sega's Yakuza series, will be a launch title for the console. Other games confirmed for the Xbox Series X include Capcom's Resident Evil Village and Bandai Namco's Scarlet Nexus.

Source: Microsoft via Siliconera

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