The whole Xbox Series X | S reveal stream has now leaked

The whole Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S reveal stream has now leaked online, coming from the same source that dropped the Xbox Series S trailer and key parts of the original Series S leak ahead of time. “WalkingCat” has now released the whole Virtual Press Briefing in four parts on Twitter.

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The stream was originally planned to happen sometime next week, Phil Spencer has claimed, but the company decided that, in the wake of the comprehensive leak, they could at least announce some parts of what they had planned on their own terms.

This Virtual Press Briefing sees Phil Spencer joined by head of platform engineering and hardware Liz Hamren and head of Xbox partnerships and ecosystems Sarah Bond, who are being interviewed by Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox platform marketing.

There’s nothing new in the briefing that hasn’t already been revealed by Microsoft of leaks of the last few days, so it will be interesting to see if the company still decide to release the full stream themselves anyway. What’s almost certain is that, behind the scenes, Phil Spencer will be flipping tables and launching internal investigations to discover just how such a leak could have occurred.

The next-generation will get started with the Xbox Series X and the Series S set to launch on the 10th November 2020. The Series X will retail for £449 or $499, while the Series S weighs in at £249 or $299. There will also be a 24-month subscription offer bundling a console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play together starting from an exceedingly tempting $24.99 / £20.99 per month for Series S, and $34.99 / £28.99 per month for Series X.

The Xbox Series S is the smallest Xbox console yet, 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X, but coming with reduced power as well. It sports an 8-Core Zen 2 CPU, but this is clocked at 3.6Ghz or 3.4Ghz with SMT, putting it 200Mhz shy of the bigger console. That’s paired with a 20 CU RDNA 2 GPU at 1.565Ghz, which produces 4 TFLOPS of power. There’s also 10GB of GDDR6 RAM, with 8GB at 224GB/s (roughly half the speed of the Series X) and 2GB at a much, much lower 56GB/s on the Series S to cater for system processes. The 512GB SSD is an exact match for the speed of the Series X, and the console will take the same 1TB expansion card SSDs.

It’s now been confirmed by Microsoft, the Series S will not run the Xbox One X enhanced versions of games, and will instead revert to the base Xbox One S versions of the game. Even so, it will still make a step forward over the base Xbox One, able to steady or improve frame rates, dynamic resolutions and implement system level tweaks on texture filtering and Auto HDR.

via GamesRadar

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3 Comments

  1. Yesterday there was a rumour going round that there is 3rd version of MS’s next gen console, called Xbox Series V (code named Edinburgh), an all digital version of the XSX.

  2. I’d heard that rumour too. I’m all for consumers choice but three does seem excessive and while I balked at those who bemoaned the confusing naming of the wii U at the time (they were probably right go do so) I think this Xbox v, s, series x, one x etc business has got a bit daft. I’ve had several Sony and MS consoles in my time so have little bias but kudos to Sony for sensible naming conventions. Saying that my money is provisionally set aside for the series x as I just think game pass is an excellent service and in my view Now doesn’t come close. Just my opinion mind!

    • It is getting a bit confusing at the green team with the current and next series names as it is without adding a V.
      I’m sticking with Sony mainly because of the exclusives and backwards compatibility. There’s only 3 Xbox exclusives that I would want, Flight Simulater and the 2 Forzas, but I can play them on PC.

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