Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X is the Official Name for Project Scarlet

December 12, 2019

By: Austin Suther

 
 

The Game Awards took many by surprise with the announcement of Microsoft's latest console: the Xbox Series X.

Coming in 2020, the Xbox Series X is a taller, tower-like console that was once referred to as Project Scarlet. Some of the new features included in the Xbox Series X includes processing power four times that of the Xbox One X, which was already touted as a powerful console itself. The console can run games up to 120 FPS and supports 4K at a solid 60 frames.

 

It supports vertical and horizontal orientation. Some more features include Variable Rate Shading, which creates faster load times, as well as Auto Low Latency Mode and Dynamic Latency Input, which is said to make games much more responsive.

The controller is relatively similar but "refined" in its size and shape. It features a new button - the share button - which allows players to capture screenshots and clips easily, as well as an improved d-pad.

 
 

The holiday season next year is surely to bring joy as the latest Xbox console hits markets.

You can find more information on the Xbox Series X on Xbox Wire, and take a look at our coverage for other The Game Awards reveals.

 
 

Quick Take

I certainly didn't expect an announcement for the latest Xbox console at The Game Awards. I'll start with the aesthetics - it looks nice, but a very safe design. It's evocative of PC towers, but it's a pretty clean look overall. The new controller is very similar to the Xbox One's, but I'm glad they didn't mix it up too much. As for the name, I was hoping for something better. Xbox Series X might confuse consumers who already own the Xbox One X, and I think naming upgraded versions of this console down the line might prove to be tricky.

What are your thoughts on the Xbox Series X's name? Do you like the aesthetics? Let us know in the comments below!