Microsoft and Xbox have been very transparent about the Xbox Series X. We know what the console looks like and we know what’s hiding behind that tall case. It’s a lot more than we’ve seen from Sony and the PlayStation 5, but so far, we’ve yet to see anything official in terms of what games we can expect for the new console.
After all, with this generation, it’s going to be more about the games than the system. The Xbox Series X is definitely more powerful than the PS5, but the PS5 is said to have a better SSD, so things kind of balance out between the two. Now, we’ve discovered a Twitter reply from none other than Phil Spencer that implies Series X games will be revealed in the near future.
Reviewed plans yesterday for continued sharing through launch. Team is doing great work and adapting. I've never been more excited about Xbox plans. We've heard you, you want transparency/authenticity. We plan to keep showing that way, next step is not too much of a wait (games)— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 23, 2020
We suspect that the original plan was to unveil a handful of launch games a some fresh info at E3 2020 in June, but that’s been canceled. More recently, Microsoft said it will be going to all-digital events for the forseeable future, and you can bet there’s going to be another digital event to showcase the Series X’s launch games in late May or early June, right about the time we were going to see them anyway. We know we’ll probably get a look at Halo Infinite and there’s a good chance that we could hear about Fable 4 as well, but there’s probably so much more.
In the meantime, check out what else you need to know about the Xbox Series X:
- Xbox Series X Reportedly Loads Games 4 Times Faster than the Xbox One X
The Xbox Series X Practically Requires Proprietary Cards for Storage Expansion
Buy Halo Infinite on Xbox One, get it free on Xbox Series X
First Look: Check Out How Gears 5 Looks On Xbox Series X
Deep Dive: Is the Xbox Series X Better Than the PlayStation 5?
Phil Spencer Doesn’t Seem Worried About the PlayStation 5 One Bit
Game Delays Won’t Hinder Microsoft Xbox Series X Launch
As Rumors About PS5 Delays Circulate, The Xbox Series X Takes Aim at Winning the Next Generation
Breaking: Xbox All Access and Multiple Launch Consoles on the Table
Moving Your Games From the Xbox One to Xbox Series X Will Be Super Easy
|Xbox Series X||PlayStation 5|
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT)||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)|
|GPU||12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, Custom RDNA 2||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)|
|Process||TSMC 7nm Enhanced||N/A|
|Memory||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6/256-bit|
|Memory Bandwidth||10GB at 560GB/s, 6GB at 336GB/s||448GB/s|
|Internal Storage||1TB Custom NVMe SSD||Custom 825GB SSD|
|IO Throughput||2.4GB/s (Raw), 4.8GB/s (Compressed)||5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)|
|Expandable Storage||1TB Expansion Card||NVMe SSD Slot|
|External Storage||USB 3.2 HDD Support||USB HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|