Well, it’s official that the Xbox Series X is the more powerful console ever and it does have significant momentum behind it through numerous features such as proper backwards compatibility.
Power has been a big talking point over the current generation with many pointing out that gap in comparison of the Playstation 4 to the Xbox One. That shifted when Xbox One X released, taking the lead and marking a point where Microsoft would be unlikely to give up that edge again.
We now see a situation where we’re seeing that sort of difference between the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. That is, the gap like we had for PS4 to Xbox One with the scenario now being flipped with perhaps a larger gap than what was present at that time.
Moving past pure power aspects, there are many features that help build onto a growing momentum for the Xbox console. First off, there’s Xbox Game Pass. This is a subscription service that’s like Netflix for gaming, granting players a pile of titles to play at a low monthly cost.
On top of that, it’s now offering in-game perks such as DLC and it gives players a deal if they buy any content from the Game Pass titles. This is a great way to build a quick library on the platform for new buyers and to try out games you might not have ever played. It’s quickly become an essential service that you want to have.
It gets expanded further with the Ultimate version that also grants access to PC titles alongside the Xbox games that are included. Another massive advantage will be the support for Xbox Series X backwards compatibility. Getting the Xbox One library along with the previously available Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games.
All generations of Xbox on one console, not having to leave our precious libraries behind as we move forward. With that, they’re offering enhancements to older games and implementing HDR to titles that didn’t have it before through special technology that they’re developing.
A colossal technological feat quite honestly, and not one to ignore. The games we care about, available going forward. I even imagine they’ll have some additional ones to add after that initial release as well, should be truly exciting.
The hype around these releases has clearly been shown each time Xbox has done a backwards compatible drop in the past. People really do get excited to play their older games, and it’s such a bonus to developers or publishers since no work is involved on their part.
We’re also going to see Project xCloud expand to Windows 10 PC in 2020 and I personally imagine as an app on TV’s in 2021. Xbox Game Studios has also been building up a varied and large group of development studios. It’s a far bigger group than we’ve seen and this will help build a very strong first party line-up. This of course kicks off with Halo Infinite at launch.
There’s a lot of talent there and I imagine some big surprises to come. This content will also fuel Xbox Game Pass, be Xbox Play Anywhere titles for better value and showcase the technical power advantage present for the console platform. We will see that through new releases, and enhancements to older ones.
There’s going to be a lot of games on the platform, and unique ones distinct to the Xbox ecosystem that they’ve been building over the last couple years. It should definitely be an interesting time as the company is invested in delivering a next generation vision that feels fresh. It focuses on the games, and how those titles are provided to players. This is seen in new and thrilling ways. Read about the best games line-up from Xbox Series X below, or check out the hub for additional coverage.
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