As for games , well, unfortunately there isn’t any footage of any Xbox Series X games yet, (which technically might never be a thing as there isn’t such a thing as Series X only games) but that might not matter too much as the Series X will run not only new games made for it and the Xbox One X , but also the Xbox 360, and original Xbox. Microsoft calls it four generations of playing Xbox , and for lack of anything else, it’s easily the most convenient feature this box brings. Again, this console is the closest the Xbox has gotten to being a PC, and when was the last time you had to worry about your PC running an older game? Microsoft has been pushing this backwards compatibility feature since the Xbox One, and it’s continuing to be an advantage against Sony’s PlayStation offerings as backward compatibility has always been an issue in that camp.
And finally there’s that transparency we mentioned in the title. As we’ve already said Microsoft is being surprisingly transparent about the Xbox Series X . Traditionally, consoles aren’t something companies rush to talk about before their launch ,or even give clues about outside of the slightest teases, yet the Series X has essentially been progressively out in the open for almost four months now, with more info on it coming out each month. This influencer event the company held was likely a substitute for a likely bigger presentation planned for Game Developers Conference, which was cancelled due to COVID-19, but you can imagine more people might have gone hands-on with the series X if that hadn’t happened. All of this is actually giving them an edge in marketing against Sony and the upcoming PS5, but considering Sony’s track record with the PS4 they have to. The PS4 has sold twice as many units as the Xbox One and is one of the best selling consoles of all time, Microsoft needs to literally do everything they can to win the next generation of the console wars (which might be the last generation considering the upheaval gaming is going through right now), and this should be another addition to their climb to get back on top.
So that’s the Xbox Series X. Impressed yet? Hopefully you are. But regardless of whether you want to buy this or not (expect these to be popular in Zim maybe only 2 years from now ) , this console should at least get you excited for the next generation of gaming, Especially as we start to move into all it encompasses, be it 4K or supposedly 8K gaming, game streaming , more VR and AR options, and so on.