Gaming News: Microsoft Brought Out More Xbox Series X Specs
Today, Microsoft revealed some tantalizing specs for its upcoming Xbox Series X console, which arrives later this year. Speed is the biggest theme of today’s announcement, as Microsoft leans hard into tech that stomps out latency, lag, and other undesirable hurdles to gaming.
Gone will be the days of grabbing a cold beer to kill time between closing Overwatch on your Xbox and opening Forza Horizon 4. In an info dump posted this morning, Xbox head Phil Spencer described the Xbox Series X’s new “quick resume” feature, which will minimize the time spent switching between Xbox games and waiting on loading screens. Players can transition between multiple games, each in a suspended state, “almost instantly, returning you to where you were and what you were doing,” Spencer wrote.
Microsoft is revealing more specifications about its next-generation Xbox Series X hardware today. The biggest new confirmation is that the Xbox Series X will include 12 teraflops of GPU performance, which is twice what’s available in the Xbox One X and eight times the original Xbox One. This type of performance puts the Xbox Series X beyond most mid-range graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia, and it’s an impressive jump for a game console. It certainly shows that the next-gen Xbox and PS5 are going to go far beyond the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro.