— Xbox (@Xbox) December 13, 2019
Microsoft said in a blog post the Series X design allows it to pack in four times the processing power of Xbox One X “in the most quiet and efficient way.” You won’t necessarily need to stand the console vertically in your home entertainment system — it supports a horizontal orientation too.
Along with its upcoming console, Microsoft revealed its new Xbox Wireless Controller. It suggested that it redesigned the peripheral to be more comfortable for a wider range of people. The controller has a DualShock 4-style Share button for capturing screenshots and game clips, and an upgraded D-pad that’s based on the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller. As you might expect, it’ll work with Windows 10, but it’s compatible with Xbox One as well. The controller will be bundled with every Series X console.
A console needs games, of course, and the reveal included a world-premiere look at Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, which is a sequel to Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Microsoft didn’t offer concrete details on exactly when the Xbox Series X will be available beyond that holiday window or how much it’ll cost. But it answered a couple of core questions about the upcoming console: what it looks like and what the thing’s actually called.
RIP, Project Scarlett. Nice to meet you, Xbox Series X.