It will launch alongside the Xbox Series S
After releasing details about the Xbox Series S yesterday (September 8), Microsoft has officially announced the price and the release date for the Xbox Series X.
The Series X will retail for £449/US$499 and be available from November 10, the same launch day as the Xbox Series S. Pre-orders will start from September 22.
The option to purchase the console through a monthly payment plan is also available. Known as Xbox All Access, the method will cost £28.99/US$34.99 a month with no upfront charges and comes bundled with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. It’s also been revealed that EA Play is to be incorporated into Xbox Game Pass.
You can see the Xbox Series X announcement in the tweet below:
The console is the more powerful of the two and promises to bring a true next-gen experience. Most notably, it comes with a disc drive, allowing users to play physical copies of their games and 4K Blu-Rays.
The Series X will come packed with a 1TB SSD, which is twice the size of the Series S, allowing for fast loading times in-game. The storage also allows for Quick Resume, meaning players can instantaneously swap between multiple games at once. The console can output up to 8K resolution and is confirmed to run applicable games at 120 frames per seconds.
Microsoft has also committed to delivering a full backwards compatibility experience, ensuring that Xbox One, plus compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games, will look and play better than ever before on the new hardware. Any upcoming Xbox One games that offers Smart Delivery will also receive a free next-gen upgrade on the Series X.
The launch of both consoles coincides with many big game releases. Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Yakuza: Like A Dragon and Dirt 5 are all expected to release during that week.
Ubisoft has also announced that it will be bringing the release of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla forward to release simultaneously with the new systems.