Recently, Xbox Live’s Director of Programming Larry Hryb sat down with Director of Program Management Jason Ronald to discuss the Xbox Series X. Ronald has been with Xbox for the past 15 years. A lot of new information was revealed including the console’s ability to ray-trace audio, how it features a custom-built solid-state drive (SSD), and how even a restart doesn’t erase the save states of multiple games.
It’s unclear what the SSD Microsoft is using in the Xbox Series X is, but it’ll be interesting when more details are revealed. From what we knew beforehand, the part was off the shelf, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. That may have been part of an early developer kit.
The Xbox Series X supports HDMI 2.1 which features up to 120 frames per second (FPS). This means that a lot of games on the upcoming device will be 120 FPS. Since many modern 4K TVs have 120 FPS capability, it should be widely adopted. You can listen to the entire podcast on SoundCloud. A lot of the other features like faster load times, better performance, and more were discussed.