Series X - Next Xbox!

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Games will be held back because Kinect is not included come at me bro. [Closed captioning for the sarcasm impaired provided by Pho Queue, the British-Vietnamese fusion joint that says it like it is]
 

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I’m a lil confused by those comments, first one makes it sound like there isn't a Lockhart, at least to his knowledge but that l it sound like he’s defending it, or at least the idea of it maybe?

Wouldn’t the mid tier consoles be the one s and x?

I honestly don’t care, will be the x and 5.
Read them backwards. From the bottom to the top.
 
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**Xbox Game Studios/Microsoft:**

New Fable game is the big announcement for E3 this year, it’s exclusive to the Series X, no Xbox One port

Halo Infinite will get its first gameplay trailer before E3

Hellblade 2 gets gameplay at E3

Cuphead DLC is Xbox timed exclusive for 3 months

Remake of Banjo Kazooie and Tooie coming to the Series X and Xbox One

Series X will be $499 and comes bundled with Halo Infinite, which launches the same day

Ton of games getting Series X enhancement updates which allow them to look even better and run faster. First one to get this update will be Gears 5

They’re going to be buying a Japanese studio but after that they’ve decided to take a break from buyouts to save money to invest more in development of games.

Push for more diversity of genre in their exclusives -

Halo 1, 2, 3, Reach, and Rare Replay all coming to Switch -

Game Pass will be combined with Project XCloud and create a streaming and downloading service called Game Pass X. You can stream and download to play any game in the library of Game Pass X, although downloading only works on consoles

\-Windows 10 will work on Series X, but only to browse the web

Region locking is gone on Series X, and the Series X is backwards compatible with every Xbox disc.
 

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**Xbox Game Studios/Microsoft:**

New Fable game is the big announcement for E3 this year, it’s exclusive to the Series X, no Xbox One port

Halo Infinite will get its first gameplay trailer before E3

Hellblade 2 gets gameplay at E3

Cuphead DLC is Xbox timed exclusive for 3 months

Remake of Banjo Kazooie and Tooie coming to the Series X and Xbox One

Series X will be $499 and comes bundled with Halo Infinite, which launches the same day

Ton of games getting Series X enhancement updates which allow them to look even better and run faster. First one to get this update will be Gears 5

They’re going to be buying a Japanese studio but after that they’ve decided to take a break from buyouts to save money to invest more in development of games.

Push for more diversity of genre in their exclusives -

Halo 1, 2, 3, Reach, and Rare Replay all coming to Switch -

Game Pass will be combined with Project XCloud and create a streaming and downloading service called Game Pass X. You can stream and download to play any game in the library of Game Pass X, although downloading only works on consoles

\-Windows 10 will work on Series X, but only to browse the web

Region locking is gone on Series X, and the Series X is backwards compatible with every Xbox disc.
Sounds like a a controlled leak
 

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**Xbox Game Studios/Microsoft:**

New Fable game is the big announcement for E3 this year, it’s exclusive to the Series X, no Xbox One port

Halo Infinite will get its first gameplay trailer before E3

Hellblade 2 gets gameplay at E3

Cuphead DLC is Xbox timed exclusive for 3 months

Remake of Banjo Kazooie and Tooie coming to the Series X and Xbox One

Series X will be $499 and comes bundled with Halo Infinite, which launches the same day

Ton of games getting Series X enhancement updates which allow them to look even better and run faster. First one to get this update will be Gears 5

They’re going to be buying a Japanese studio but after that they’ve decided to take a break from buyouts to save money to invest more in development of games.

Push for more diversity of genre in their exclusives -

Halo 1, 2, 3, Reach, and Rare Replay all coming to Switch -

Game Pass will be combined with Project XCloud and create a streaming and downloading service called Game Pass X. You can stream and download to play any game in the library of Game Pass X, although downloading only works on consoles

\-Windows 10 will work on Series X, but only to browse the web

Region locking is gone on Series X, and the Series X is backwards compatible with every Xbox disc.
1. I like the idea of a new Fable being announced at E3. Its been far too long.
2. IMO instead of bundling Halo Infinite, I would bundle maybe 3 months of Game-pass.
3. I know Phil touched upon wanting a Japanese studio in an interview. I just hope they get the right one.
4. Halo 1-3 and Reach on Switch sounds farfetched. Rare Replay not so much.
 
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**Xbox Game Studios/Microsoft:**

New Fable game is the big announcement for E3 this year, it’s exclusive to the Series X, no Xbox One port

Halo Infinite will get its first gameplay trailer before E3

Hellblade 2 gets gameplay at E3

Cuphead DLC is Xbox timed exclusive for 3 months

Remake of Banjo Kazooie and Tooie coming to the Series X and Xbox One

Series X will be $499 and comes bundled with Halo Infinite, which launches the same day

Ton of games getting Series X enhancement updates which allow them to look even better and run faster. First one to get this update will be Gears 5

They’re going to be buying a Japanese studio but after that they’ve decided to take a break from buyouts to save money to invest more in development of games.

Push for more diversity of genre in their exclusives -

Halo 1, 2, 3, Reach, and Rare Replay all coming to Switch -

Game Pass will be combined with Project XCloud and create a streaming and downloading service called Game Pass X. You can stream and download to play any game in the library of Game Pass X, although downloading only works on consoles

\-Windows 10 will work on Series X, but only to browse the web

Region locking is gone on Series X, and the Series X is backwards compatible with every Xbox disc.
Sounds fake to me. Sounds like mostly a wishlist from gamers, not that it's a problem. I like the ideas.
 

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MICROSOFT XBOX SERIES X WILL USE GROUPE-CONTROLLED PCIE 4.0 SSD




Xbox Series X SSDs Will be Powered by Phison Controller, Report Claims
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According to a report from DigiTimes, Phison has "reportedly broken into the supply chain of Microsoft's Xbox," seemingly confirming industry speculation that the Taiwanese SSD controller vendor had secured a contract to provide components for the highly-anticipated Xbox Series X.
What does that mean for gamers? The possibility of PCIe 4.0 SSDs that could hit 7 GB/s of throughput and up to 8TB of capacity, though the latter isn't likely because it would be shocking overkill for a console and add quite a bit to the price tag.
Microsoft has been talking up its new Xbox Series X that comes equipped with an AMD Zen 2-based processor and next-gen GPU that supports hardware-accelerated ray tracing, but also revealed the new console has an incredibly fast NVMe SSD that has access times that rival the memory access time of current-gen consoles. That marks a big step forward from current consoles, which overwhelmingly come with HDDs that aren't even on the same playing field in terms of performance.
If newer games are coded to take advantage of the NVMe SSD correctly, that could result in nearly-instantaneous load times and more detailed scenes during gameplay.
Phison has a big advantage in terms of raw speed. The company produces E16 SSD controllers that third-party SSD vendors use to build the only SSDs on the market that support the PCIe 4.0 interface, giving them access to potentially twice the sequential throughput of any other model currently on the market. The E16's strength in sequential work is important: The faster interface pumps high-quality textures into the processor nearly twice as fast as PCIe 3.0 SSDs (up to 5GB/s), thus enabling richer scenes and smoother gameplay. Phison already has its next-gen E18 SSD controller in the works, too, that will push the bar up to 7GB/s.
We recently visited Phison at CES, and the company also had new PCIe 4.0 SSD prototypes that cram an astounding 8TB onto a single M.2 SSD with the E12S controller, so the company is working to make both faster and more capacious SSDs that could all land in the same time frame as Microsoft's Xbox Series X.
It's hard to tell which of Phison's controllers Microsoft will select, but given its statements around performance, it will almost certainly be a PCIe 4.0 variant. Phison was the first to support the interface, which does give it an advantage of having field-tested SSD controllers available for Microsoft. Other SSD/controller vendors do have competing PCIe 4.0 SSDs on the way to market, like Innogrit and Samsung, but those will be relative newcomers while Phison's controllers have been in the market for quite some time.
 
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I think, without any sources, The Initiative is at least 3 years out from announcing/releasing a game. The studio is just to new to be pumping out anything. They're still in talent acquisition mode.
I can’t find the tweet but I think someone there, at the initiative, posted that they got a prototype or proof of concept.I feel we may see something this year, maybe not at e3 but at their next XO or VGAs... but if they don’t feel ready then they don’t have to and risk pulling a scalebound/crackdown again.
 
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1. I like the idea of a new Fable being announced at E3. Its been far too long.
2. IMO instead of bundling Halo Infinite, I would bundle maybe 3 months of Game-pass.
3. I know Phil touched upon wanting a Japanese studio in an interview. I just hope they get the right one.
4. Halo 1-3 and Reach on Switch sounds farfetched. Rare Replay not so much.
What's cool about bundling in Gamepass is that you are essentially packing in over a hundred games. It's way better, imo, especially if you plan on keeping the subscription. Does Halo not float your boat? Well, here is a giant selection of games to try out.
 

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Parts of it you dislike?
It isn't the culture or people of the state itself, I just don't think it has the geographic diversity to be alluring. Compared to the California setting, which had larger, more diverse cities, and mountains, Florida is fairly plain. I would have the same criticism of most states individually.

I would like to see something outside the US at this point, such as Australia, South America, Japan, etc.
 
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It isn't the culture or people of the state itself, I just don't think it has the geographic diversity to be alluring. Compared to the California setting, which had larger, more diverse cities, and mountains, Florida is fairly plain. I would have the same criticism of most states individually.

I would like to see something outside the US at this point, such as Australia, South America, Japan, etc.
I agree. I'm ready for an eastern setting. Maybe even China where you could get into Triads and even have some of those amazing vistas from their countryside.

Wouldn't mind a European/UK city either to be honest. I don't need another LA, Chicago, or New York, that's for sure. Definitely nothing Mediterranean either. Ass Creed has burnt me out on that area of the world.