Xbox Series X Details Backwards Compatibility Across Four Generations of Consoles

Microsoft’s Head of Xbox Phil Spencer wrote a blog post today to deliver information about their company’s upcoming hardware, the Xbox Series X.

In the post, Spencer details what can be found under the hood of the Xbox Series X, which will include a custom-designed processor leveraging AMD’s latest Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. Along with the processing power to leverage 12 TFLOPS of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) performance.

This also comes with details on the console’s hard drive, which will utilize SSDs this time around. The console’s new quick resume feature will allow players to start and stop multiple games without turning one off to begin another.

Furthermore, the console will support up to 120 fps and will include an HDMI 2.1 port to cure any latency issues.

However, the most significant note brought up is that the console will be backward compatible across four generations of consoles. Owners of the Xbox Series X will be able to play Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Xbox games. While the list of the game that this will work with isn’t finalized, the team seems to be actively working on making this a selling point along with the hardware.

Xbox Game Pass will also be available on the console at launch, which will give Xbox Series X owners day-one access to the library on the new console. This includes Halo Infinite.


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