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Microsoft unveils Xbox Series X (aka Project Scarlett)

At The Game Awards on Thursday night, Microsoft revealed the name and design of its next-generation Xbox console.

Previously known by its codename, Project Scarlett, Microsoft says that the Xbox Series X “will be our fastest, most powerful console ever.” The console will “set a new bar for performance, speed, and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming legacy, thousands of games from three generations and more forward with you.”

Microsoft hasn’t provided complete technical specifications, but they are promising that the console will feature “world-class visuals” in 4K at 60 frames per second. They’re claiming that the system will have the possibility of up to 120 frames per second with Variable Refresh Rate and 8K video output. It will also include an SSD for super-fast load times.

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“With Xbox Series X, we will elevate the way games look, play and feel. We will also remove the technical barriers faced in previous generations and enable developers to create more expansive, immersive gaming worlds that invite more players to play,” Microsoft says.

The Xbox Series X will be released in holiday 2020. A price has not yet been announced. Check out the world premiere trailer below: