Xbox Series X is Microsoft's Xbox Scarlett console

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Xbox Series X

Xbox has announced the next-generation of Xbox consoles with the announcement of Xbox Series X, the official name of Xbox Scarlett.

Announced during The Game Awards, the next generation of Xbox consoles appears to be the company’s most advanced console ever.

During the show, Xbox boss Phil Spencer came on stage to introduce the next generation console. Not only does the new console now have a name – one that presumably relates to its purpose – but it’s also been announced that the console will have 15 Exclusive games for its lineup.

“We’ve designed Xbox consoles to power your dreams. We see a future where you are instantly absorbed in your games….” Said Xbox boss Phil Spencer. “Where you are in the center of your gaming experience. Next holiday, Xbox Series X will lead us into the future of console gaming. Our fastest, most powerful Xbox will set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility.”

Spencer says that the fifteen Xbox Game Studios team that are currently owned by the company are working on the brand’s “most diverse lineup of games” yet.

From what we can see, the system’s controller looks incredibly similar to the current generation console controller. However, there is one change: the Xbox Series X controller appears to have a share button.

While we don’t know much about the upcoming games for Xbox’s next generation hardware, we do at least know about a few. Not only will 343 Industries’ Halo Infinite be an important launch title for the Microsoft console, complete with “the most advanced engine ever”, but we imagine so will Forza Motorsport 8.

With Forza Motorsport 8 currently in development and starting its first studio-wide testing phase, it’s currently shaping up to be a solid launch title.

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