The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s next-generation console scheduled for launch in Holiday 2020. While we know that it features 12 teraflops (TFLOPS) of power and other features like a solid-state drive — the PlayStation 5 ranges from 9-10 TFLOPS due to overclocking — what will the experience be like with features like reduced latency and more? According to Xbox head Phil Spencer on Twitter, “the feel of games this upcoming generation will change as dramatically as any since 2D to 3D” due to the increased CPU power, memory bandwidth, and more.
RT on console will be great. I’m very focused on the work we are doing around Dynamic Latency Input (DLI). In my view the feel of games this upcoming generation will change as dramatically as any since 2D to 3D given CPU upgrade, DLI, memory bandwidth and SSD.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 27, 2020
Gaming right now, globally, is having a moment. Gaming is a social and community connection for many people, and as physical distancing is requiring shelter in place, is requiring that people are physically apart, the social connections and community connections that the games industry brings to people is just expanded… we’re seeing a big flood of new people come into gaming. You wouldn’t wish this is the way we get here… Our opportunity is to stand on our principles and our values and be there when our customers need us. We want to be very thoughtful and not exploiting the situation. We’re not putting in place any different business tactics or other things. We’re just trying to keep all the services up, trying to keep the games enjoyable, keeping our networks safe and secure. And being there at a time of need. I’m proud that we can provide this activity for people.
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