Quarantined or not, it looks like some of us are staying indoors this holiday season.
The folks over at Microsoft’s Xbox has just released updates for the arrival of its Xbox Series X and what to expect when it makes its official debut in November. The report began with news about the launch of Halo Infinite and with the need for more time to ‘finish the critical work necessary,’ the company says the game will come by 2021.
Fans need not worry, though, as the team reassures of plenty of things to play while waiting since once the Xbox Series X launches towards the end of the year, there will be thousands of games to play which spans for four generations beginning from the original Xbox, the Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
On top of that, there will be over 100 games optimized for Xbox Series X and will take advantage of the console’s new hardware features. Faster loading times, framerates up to 120fps, and accelerated Direct X raytracing are just some.
Another thing to look forward to is Xbox Smart Delivery. With it, titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Gears Tactics, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Watch Dogs: Legion are just to be paid once and you’ll be assured to have the best versions for your console, across generations.
Meanwhile, Game Pass subscribers will get to enjoy exclusive titles like The Medium, Scorn, and Tetris Effect: Connected on the Xbox Series X. The company says this is the best way to discover new games on the upcoming console as it offers a curated library of content for both console and PC, including all games from Xbox Game Studios the day they launch, for an affordable monthly price.
Additionally, on September 15th, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will be able to play more than 100 games from the cloud on their Android phone or tablet. Plus, your friends list, achievements, controller settings, and saved game progress all come with you when you play on mobile.
Those on the lookout for its backward compatibility can also expect better versions of the original game once the new Xbox console arrives. Optimizations like the rendering of select titles up to 4K, new HDR reconstruction techniques, and creating ways to increase or double the frame rate are just some things to look forward to.