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Our of nowhere in The Game Awards 2019 show this afternoon Microsoft and Xbox took their shot by officially revealing the Xbox Series X, which is their Holiday 2020 console.

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer took to the stage after a short trailer to reveal the console and a blogpost shortly followed with more details on the box itself.

Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming legacy, thousands of games from three generations and more forward with you.

If you’ve been making jokes about the size of the thing, like I was, don’t worry as the Xbox Series X will support both vertical and horizontal orientation.

The new Xbox Wireless Controller may look the same from afar but one tiny detail will make a world of difference: a share button. The controller will also use an updated d-pad which is derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller and, of course, the controller will be compatible with Windows 10 PC’s, but also the Xbox One.

On a technical front, Xbox says that the console will do 4K at 60fps with the possibility of 120fps, with support for variable refresh rate. They mention 8K capability, but as always I’m sceptical on what that means.

One of the things we’re most proud of with Xbox Series X is the promise we’re delivering to our fans who have and continue to invest with Xbox. Thanks to backward compatibility, you can expect your gaming legacy, thousands of your favorite games across four generations of gaming, all your Xbox One gaming accessories, and industry-leading services like Xbox Game Pass to be available when you power on your Xbox Series X in Holiday 2020.

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