The Xbox Series X Was Originally Coming in August 2020

Published: June 30, 2020 11:34 AM /


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While the gaming world has been breathlessly waiting for the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 for what feels like centuries now, originally the wait was going to be only until August 2020.

Brad Sams of Thurrott reports that the Xbox Series X was going to come this August, with the Xbox Series S coming in October. That makes sense; since there's so much bottled up need for next-generation consoles that having only the Xbox Series X available will ensure that, well, more people will buy the Series X over the cheaper Series S version.

The article itself is pretty interesting, going into more detail about the Series X and S, some speculation about what the Series S will look like--which will apparently be different than the Series X--and about the split motherboard design on the Series X, which is done to maximize cooling. Perhaps the Series S will use a cheaper cooling solution? We'll see.

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Originally I was going to go all-in on PlayStation due to Xbox having its exclusives on PC as well this generation. But with the Xbox Series S potentially aiming to be a 1080p, 60 fps variant of its bigger brother. I might double dip, if only to play previous generation Xbox titles fully upscaled. I'm probably part of a small group, but I'm really liking the Xbox Series S... or at least what I think it may be. For all I know, it's going to be the complete opposite of what I want (Xbox Series X but for 1080/1440p 60 fps) but I guess we'll see soon enough by the end of the summer. It's going to be a wild ride, that's for sure.

What do you think of this news? Are you going to be all-in on Xbox next generation? Are you going PlayStation? Are you going to get both and get the best of both worlds? Let us know in the comments!

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