It wasn’t even a month ago that Microsoft showed us Xbox Series X for the first time during The Game Awards 2019. Since then, the company is throwing breadcrumbs to fans regarding the console’s power, its titles and more. Now, Phil Spencer reveals the Xbox Series X CPU, which bears a cryptic “8K” marking on it. Is the console ready to push the resolution to its maximum?
Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Head of Xbox, isn’t only the man to look out for when it comes to big announcements. He also likes to share details for upcoming projects in subtle yet exciting ways. Only today, he changed his Twitter photo to that of the Xbox Series X CPU. The core shows only its serial number and an “8K” marking. This makes everyone think that the next Microsoft console is about to push resolutions up to 8K and they wouldn’t be wrong to believe so.
Back in the days of Xbox One X, Mike Ybarra too posted an image of its CPU on Twitter, which had a “4K” carving on it.
The console had a 4K resolution functionality so it’s only logical for us to do the math about what that might mean. However, nothing is set in stone. There’s only too much we can expect from the next generation of consoles and a bigger resolution isn’t exactly fans’ first priority.
If what Microsoft promises is true then we shall expect great performance upgrades in terms of loading and booting times. This will be possible with the help of an in-console SSD and a powerful CPU. Words about 8K resolution has been in the table for quite some time, given the price of 8K monitors and TVs though, we’ll see it as a standard next year at best.
In related Xbox Series X news, analysts expect its price to be at $499. Even though we’re still early in its pre-launch season, its price is fair if we consider the leap this generation brings to the console industry. As for its launch period, the next Xbox will be available at stores during holiday 2020.