This next-generation game console will likely be under many Christmas trees a year from now. Confirmation of a solid-state drive should be welcome news for those sick of loading times.
As it turns out, we were off the mark. The Series X looks...different.
16 GB of GDDR6 RAM will be on board too, with 13GB set aside for gaming.
Storage: Custom non-volatile memory express solid-state storage (NVMe SSD). Xbox head Phil Spencer told Gamespot the name of the console came in part because "it gives us freedom to do other things with that name so that we can create descriptors when we need to". We're not really sure what Xbox Series X even means, but we suppose there's a chance that maybe there will be a few models of it - at least if history is any guide.
CPU: 2.3 GHz AMD-customized Jaguar Evolved (8-core). As a new console, that's what I would expect.
The original Xbox One (without the maligned Kinect bundled) went for $399 at launch in June 2014.
Xbox Series X will launch with a new version of the Xbox Wireless Controller. The Xbox One X cost $499 when it was released.
However, you will have an option to pay for your Series X in installments. Microsoft says the Series X can be placed horizontally as well.
Of course, the game most fans are eager to see on Xbox Series X is Halo Infinite, which is supposedly going to be available alongside the console during holiday 2020. That includes games, every Xbox One accessory, and services like Game Pass to carry over next holiday season.
According to Microsoft, the new console will be its fastest and most powerful ever.
Microsoft designed the new console for a future that revolves around the cloud, the company explains.
Spencer recently said Xbox is determined not to repeat the mistakes it made with Xbox One's troubled launch, including not being "out of position on power or price" with its upcoming console.
For the first time ever in a console, Microsoft's Xbox One X successor will allow players to have numerous games in standby mode at the same time. A new d-pad based on the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller also makes the cut.