The Next-Gen Xbox Just Got Revealed on The Game Awards, and It Will be Called Xbox Series X

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The Game Awards 2019 opened with a big reveal tonight: the name of the next Xbox. No longer “Project Scarlett,” the next generation of Xbox consoles will be called Xbox Series X.

In a short trailer, footage of racing, soccer, and a sci-fi shooter. It soon wrapped around a box before forming into a look at what the Series X will look like. It’s a tall, box-like tower, almost like a modern PC build.

A full shot of the Xbox Series X. | Mike Williams/USG, Microsoft

“Our fastest most powerful Xbox will set a new bar for performance, power, speed,” Xbox head Phil Spencer said when he took the stage tonight. He noted that Xbox’s 15 studios around the world are already at work on games, before announcing one of the first for the console: Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga.

Spencer described the upcoming lineup for Xbox Series X as the “largest, most diverse lineup of exclusive games in our history.” Leading off with a follow-up to the wonderful Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a pretty good sign of that.

Only one model was shown, so reports about two next-gen Xbox models haven’t been confirmed as of yet. Last week, a report from Kotaku said there two next-gen Xbox consoles in development, code-named Anaconda and Lockhart. The latter would be disc-less and run at a lower resolution than the more powerful Anaconda.

We didn’t learn much more about the tech of the machine, though we know from E3 2019 it’s targeting some pretty high-end resolutions and framerates. We’ll learn more as we get closer to Xbox Series X’s launch in holiday 2020.

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