Xbox Series X latest: Microsoft gives new Xbox a HUGE boost in battle with PS5

Xbox Series X has been given a huge boost in its impending battle with the PlayStation 5.

One of the biggest complaints about the Xbox One is the lack of quality exclusive games compared to the PS4.

Not only does the PS4 have some of the biggest and best exclusives, but it also has a much more diverse roster of games.

Microsoft will seemingly rectify this issue when it releases the next-gen Xbox Series X console(s) in 2020.

Indeed, in an interview with Game Informer, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer said that the company would like to acquire an Asian studio.

Asked about having a greater presence in Asia, Spencer replied: “Sure, we could do publishing relationships there, and we might do that; I think that’s fine.

“But I also think as we continue to evolve our platform, having a first-party studio voice at the table that is from Asia, whether it’s Japan or another market, would be a good add for us.”

If Microsoft does acquire an Asian studio, then Sony could have a real fight on its hands when both consoles launch next year.

It was recently revealed that the Xbox Series X would be powered by an AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU and an AMD Navi-based GPU with 12 TFLOPs of power.

It will provide “world-class” visuals with variable refresh rate support and 8K capabilities.

“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 confirms.

“From a technical standpoint, this will manifest as world-class visuals in 4K at 60FPS, with the possibility of up to 120FPS, including support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and 8K capability.

“Powered by our custom-designed processor leveraging the latest Zen 2 and next generation RDNA architecture from our partners at AMD, Xbox Series X will deliver hardware-accelerated ray tracing and a new level of performance never before seen in a console.

“Additionally, our patented Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology will allow developers to get even more out of the Xbox Series X GPU and our next-generation SSD will virtually eliminate load times and bring players into their gaming worlds faster than ever before.”

Microsoft also claims it will be the most responsive console ever thanks to its auto low latency mode.

“We are minimising latency by leveraging technology such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and giving developers new functionality like Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) to make Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever,” the post continues.

There’s no word on a price, although it’s believed Microsoft is working on two versions of the console, including a cheaper disc-less model.

Fans will be able to get their hands on the Xbox Series X console when it launches in late 2020.