After Microsoft previewed a teaser for its upcoming Xbox Series X, a slew of misinformation surfaced on the internet that claimed that the Series X won’t have a dedicated audio chip. Putting an end to that rumour, James Stanard, who is an Engine Architect at Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Series X will come with a dedicated audio chip just like the Sony PS5.
I'm a graphics guy, so I don't know much about it. I've just heard we've got an amazing dedicated sound chip for handling all sorts of complex 3D positional effects like Dolby Atmos.— James Stanard (@JamesStanard) March 20, 2020
The next-gen Series X resembles more like a PC than as compared to the previous Xbox consoles. The gaming console is said to support both vertical and horizontal orientation. Alongside previewing the Xbox Series X, Microsoft also showcased the new Xbox Wireless Controller, which will come with a Share button and will be compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft says the new controller will be included with every Xbox Series X.
The gaming console will be powered by the next generation RDNA architecture from AMD. Additionally, the inclusion of Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology and the next-generation SSD will allow game developers to virtually reduce load times and bring players into their gaming worlds faster than ever before. Microsoft will also be using the custom SSD to bring a new feature reportedly called ‘Quick Resume’. According to media reports, the feature will let you pause and resume multiple games in an instant – and at the exact point you left them at.
Microsoft is also said to bring HDR to older games which will not let you play your favourite older games on the Xbox Series X, but they’ll also look much better than ever before. The console will also have Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) built-in, giving developers new functionality like Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) to make Xbox Series X the most responsive console ever. The Xbox Series X is designed to offers 4K at 60FPS (with possibility of up to 120FPS) and supports 8K.
The Microsoft Translator will now support 10 Indian languages covering more than 90% of India’s population.