Xbox Series X: Price, Release Date, Games, Backwards Compatibility

Xbox Series X: Price, Release Date, Games, Backwards Compatibility
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Friday, October 30, 2020

 Microsoft has been drip-feeding information about its next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, ever since it was first revealed at The Game Awards 2019 back in December. We've heard details about how Xbox Series X will handle backwards compatibility, for example, as well as what the console's specs will be. We've even seen and tested out the console itself, getting to examine every precious vent and port and try out the new controller.

The Xbox Series X, which looks a lot like a PC tower, is a console powerhouse able to pull off variable-rate shading and ray-tracing, a quick resume function, and a brand-new "smart delivery" feature. Its controller is similar in design to the one for Xbox One, though it's fairly different from PlayStation 5's DualSense.

Recently, Microsoft finally provided us the critical details we've been waiting for: Xbox Series X releases November 10 for $500. On that same day, Microsoft's other next-gen console, Xbox Series S, will launch for $300. Xbox pre-orders went live on September 22. If you didn't manage to preorder the system that day, some more were made available a short time later, but you will likely have to wait until launch and visit a store in-person if you are still without a preorder.

Below, we compile everything there is to know about Xbox Series X--from its announcement as Project Scarlett to today. So if you're looking for a more comprehensive overview, including information on storage and playing your current Xbox One games, keep reading. We'll update this article as more details are shared.

Table of Contents 
  • Name
  • Release Date
  • Price
  • Hardware
  • Controller
  • Backwards Compatibility
  • Games
  • Performance And Specs
  • Confirmed Console Exclusives
  • Game Services
  • Xbox Series X Logo


Once known as Project Scarlett, the official name for Microsoft's more-powerful next-gen console is Xbox Series X. Spencer explains that the name allows a certain flexibility when it comes to additional model names in the future. Like with the Xbox One generation, Microsoft also has a second console: the Xbox Series S. This features a similar CPU but lacks the graphical horsepower and disc drive of its big sibling.

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