We will give a summary of what we know about the next Microsoft console: the Xbox Series X (XSX). The release of the future American flagship is scheduled for this year and that is all you need to know about the console but also about the future of Xbox. The article will obviously be updated after the event of Thursday, July 23.

Xbox Series X

  • Price: unknown.
  • Release date: end of year 2020.
  • 4K / 120 FPS (up to 8K) / Ray tracing / HDR Upscaling
  • Dimensions: 15.1 x 15.1 x 30.1 centimeters.
  • Weight: 4.45 kilograms.
  • One HDMI 2.1 port, three USB 3.2 ports, one Ethernet port, one 4K Blu-ray optical drive.
  • Vertical and horizontal position possible (vertical recommended for ventilation).
  • Backward compatible with all Xbox One games at launch except those requiring Kinect (+ all Xbox 360 and Xbox games currently backward compatible with Xbox One). Backward compatibility with Xbox accessories at launch (including Elite Controller and Adaptive Controller).
  • A new wireless controller with a hybrid directional cross, a grip on the triggers, a new share button and a USB-C port on the back. No built-in battery, it is removable AA batteries. At first glance, Xbox One batteries are compatible with those of the Xbox Series X.
  • Smart Delivery: If you buy a game on Xbox One, you can play it on Xbox Series X at no additional cost. This feature concerns all first-party games (developed by one of the Xbox Game Studios), but also games from third-party publishers (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077 …).
  • Quick-resume: the ability to instantly resume a game without having to load your save (like on Xbox One), on several games at the same time (that’s the novelty).
  • Xbox Velocity Architecture: improved performance (faster loads, more stable frame rates and higher resolutions) for Xbox Series X games as well as Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Xbox games.
  • Cross-play / cross-gen: Few studios have so far mentioned next-gen cross-play except Bungie who explained that initially, Xbox One players will be able to play with Xbox Series X players on Destiny 2.
  • Storage expansion of 1 TB via a Seagate “memory card” for performance identical to the console SSD.
  • The technical characteristics (1TB SSD, the teraflops race, the ventilation of the future).

The future of Xbox

  • The first-party games that will be released for the next two years on Xbox Series X will also be available on Xbox One.
  • All first-party games that will be released on Xbox Series X and PC will be available on launch day on Xbox Game Pass (console for XSX, PC for PC games).
  • Xbox Play Anywhere: if you buy a first-party game on Xbox (dematerialized), you can play it on PC at no additional cost (and vice versa on the Windows Store).
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: a subscription that includes the Xbox Game Pass console + PC to download free video games, Xbox Live Gold (required to play online on Xbox) from € 12.99 / month.
  • From September, Project xCloud integrates Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free. It allows you to play more than 50 streaming games on smartphone and tablet. There is no need for a console to use this feature.
  • Microsoft has officially stopped manufacturing the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. The American giant continues to produce Xbox One S.
  • Xbox All Access: a package that includes the rental of an Xbox (Xbox One for the moment), 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (console + PC + xCloud), and the possibility of upgrading your package to a “new console” version “after 18 months. Scheduled for France “soon”. Pricing – Xbox One S All Digital: $ 19.99 / month, Xbox One S: $ 22.99 / month, Xbox One X: $ 24.99 / month.

Games / 2020

  • All Xbox One games.
    A patch will be available later to optimize games for the Xbox Series X (like Cyberpunk 2077, GTA V, Minecraft, Destiny 2, Gears 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Sea of ​​Thieves, …), but all Xbox One games will be playable on Xbox Series X at launch.
  • Halo Infinite (PC, XSX) – launch
  • 12 Minutes (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX) – 17th november
  • Call of the Sea (PC, XO, XSX) – December
  • CrossfireX (XO, XSX)
  • Dirt 5 (PC, PS4, XO) – 9 Octobre | (PS5, XSX) – End of 2020
  • Exo One (PC, XO, XSX)
  • FIFA 21 (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Grounded (PC, XO, XSX) – 28 Juillet
  • Mad Streets (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Madden NFL 21 (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Marvel’s Avengers (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX) – 4th september
  • NBA 2K21 (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Observer: System Redux (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Outriders (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX) – December
  • Paradise Lost (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • Recompile (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Tell Me Why (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Tetris Effect Connected (XO,XSX) | (PC, PS4, Switch) – Summer 2021
  • The Artful Escape (PC, XO, XSX)
  • The Ascent (PC, XO, XSX) – End of 2020
  • The Falconeer (PC, XO, XSX)
  • The Medium (PC, XO, XSX) – End of 2020
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX) – End of 2020
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (PS4, PS5, XO, XSX) – 29th october
  • WRC 9 (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX) – September
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX) – End of 2020

Games / 2021 or date unknown

  • As Dusk Falls (PC, XSX)
  • Avowed (PC, XSX)
  • Balan Wonderworld (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Battlefield 6 (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • Bright Memory : Infinite (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Chorus (PC, PS4, PS5,XO, XSX)
  • Dead Static Drive (PC, XO, XSX) 
  • Dustborn (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • Dying Light 2 (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • Echo Generation (XO, XSX)
  • Everwild (XSX)
  • Exomecha (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Fable (PC, XSX)
  • Far Cry 6 (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX) – 18th February
  • Forza Motorsport (PC, XSX)
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Hitman 3 (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX) – January
  • Gods & Monsters (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Lake (PC, XO, XSX) 
  • Last Stop (PC, XO, XSX) 
  • Le Seigneur des anneaux : Gollum (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • Metal: Hellsinger (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • New Genesis: Phantasy Star Online 2 (XO, XSX)
  • Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • Pragmata (PC, PS5, XSX) – 2022
  • Psychonauts 2 (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Resident Evil 8 Village (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • Sable (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Scarlett Nexus (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Scorn (PC, XSX)
  • Second Extinction (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (XSX)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Shredders (PC, XO, XSX)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (PC, XSX)
  • Starfield (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • State of Decay 3 (PC, XSX)
  • Song of Iron (PC, XO, XSX)
  • The Big Con (PC, XO, XSX)
  • The Gunk (PC, XO, XSX) – September 2021
  • Tunic (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Quarantine (PC, PS4, PS5, XO, XSX)
  • Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy (PC, XO, XSX)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (PC, XSX)