Today was the big day, Microsoft has held a special event dedicated to Xbox Series X and focused in the most important games that will accompany this console in its launch.
There is no doubt that after the mediocrity of the previous event, where we saw a majority of cross-platform and intergenerational titles, the Redmond giant needed redemption. Do you want to know if it has succeeded? Well read on, we are going to tell you in this article.
Xbox Series X: a look at the hardware of the new Microsoft console
Before going to see the games that the Redmond giant has presented, I want to take this article to remind you of the complete specifications of Xbox Series X, a console that, as we have said in previous articles, represents a very big evolution in front of Xbox One.
- Xbox Series X has a Radeon RDNA 2 GPU (in theory, some rumors speak of 1.5) with 3,328 shaders, 208 texturing units and 80 raster units.
- The GPU works at 1,825 MHz, which leaves us with a gross power of 12.15 TFLOPs.
- Its processor is based on Zen 2 architecture, adds 8 cores and 16 threads and can work at 3.8 GHz with 8 cores and 8 threads, or at 3.6 GHz with 16 active threads.
- It totals 16GB of GDDR6 on a 320-bit bus. Of this 10GB they have a bandwidth of 560GB / s and 6GB with a bandwidth of 336GB / s.
- 1 TB SSD with a speed of 2.4 GB / s.
- High quality 3D sound.
- 4K Blu-ray reader.
We do not have details on the sale price, but everything seems to indicate that it will be around 499 euros, and which will be available at November of this same year.
A look at Xbox Series X games
Without a doubt the most anticipated title. It will come to Xbox One and Xbox One, something that is noticeable, since 343 Industries has had to from the limitations of the current generation to carry out this project.
They promise 60 FPS on Xbox Series X, a improved graphic quality and almost non-existent loading times. Judge for yourselves.
State of Decay 3
An interesting project that will continue the bases of the franchise. The kinematics looks great.
It seems that we are facing a smooth restart of the well-known driving franchise. We find a superb technical section, and ray tracing applied to reflections.
New Rare franchise. Has a truly promising artistic direction and design, as you can see in the video.
Tell me why
An unexpected announcement with tints of adventure and an interesting argument. Well finished on a technical level.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
It will work at 4K and 120 FPS on Xbox Series X.
Tetris Effect: Connected
Hell Neighbor 2
The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon
An interesting proposal that maintains the essence of the latest Obsidian star franchise. They have not specified what graphic improvements will bring.
Another unexpected announcement. Despite the tone of the game we find a very careful technical finish, In fact, I thought I saw reminiscences of ray tracing.
As Dusk Falls
A rather curious indie project that looks like a graphic adventure focused on the narrative and decision making.
A game of role in subjective perspective Open world type that looks great.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
One of the most important and most anticipated projects. It is being developed under the Unreal Engine 5.
The second installment of the Bungie franchise is coming to Xbox Series X in 4K with 60 FPS and improved graphics quality.
It will be exclusive to Xbox Series X and PC, and as we can see in the video it looks great.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
The concept of two realities promises, and the setting too. In my opinion one of the most interesting projects for its originality and its technical finish in general.
Phantasy Star Online 2.0: New Genesis
An exclusive for Xbox Series X and PC that looks really good. Special mention for particle effects and the possibilities of destruction of the scenarios.
The expected restart of the franchise. Exclusive to Xbox Series X and PC.
Has Microsoft met expectations?
You can judge for yourself with the videos that we have accompanied, since we have not left anything in the inkwell.
If you want my opinion I must say that I have conflicting feelings, and that I see it as an event with lights and shadows. Many indies and “filler” games, but also several promising titles. State of Decay 3 really catches my eye, and so does Fable, STALKER 2, The Medium, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.
Since we are still at an early and pre-launch stage I stay with the positive, and in this sense the most important thing is that Xbox Series X will come accompanied by important exclusive titles.
What I liked least (I have to say because I’m a fan of the franchise) has been Halo Infinite. I think Microsoft should have focused on developing it for Xbox Series X, since maintaining support for Xbox One has greatly affected the graphics section.