The Next Generation of Xbox

Nolen Cooper, Reporter

The next generation of Xbox consoles known as the Xbox Series X will be the most powerful Xbox ever released with the comprehensive feature consumers have ever seen. The Series X is scheduled to be released later this year, during the holiday season. 

“I like PS4 more but the new Xbox is really enticing for me to switch,” senior Jackson Fenner said. 

Microsoft has said that the system will be able to run games in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, or 1080p at 120 frames per second. The system supports ray tracing, a lighting technique that uses rays of light to trace from the source to objects and realistically bounce around the screen for intensely realistic lighting in games, and a 1 TB SSD will ensure faster load times. Details of the game library are scarce at present, but able games to play so far will; be Halo Infinite, Hellblade 2, Outriders and more.

“Hopefully games will still be backwards compatible,” senior Jory Spiroff said. 

The Xbox series X will contain  a custom AMD Zen 2 CPU, 1TB NVMe SSD, 16GB GDDR6 memory, 12 teraflop RDNA 2 GPU, which is said to allow for up to 8k streaming, and reliable 4k gaming.

“PS5 may not seem better, but I doubt there will be a noticable difference between the two,” junior Tristan Owens said. 

The PS5 is another console that will be releasing soon but the Xbox Series X specs have a slight edge over those of the PS5, at least on paper. Series X has 12 teraflops of graphics muscle, whereas the PS5 offers 10.3 teraflops. The Series X’s 1TB SSD also has a higher capacity than the 825GB SSD found in Sony’s next-generation console.