New Xbox will have four-generations of backwards compatibility
The Xbox series X (which is due out in December) will boast 12 Teraflops of graphical performance (double that of the current Xbox) and four generations of backwards compatibility.
That means you’ll be able to not only play some of the best-looking titles ever produced for a console, but also games that were made ten years ago.
The Xbox Series X will play games from the original Xbox, the Xbox 360, and Xbox One. That means you’ll be able to buy games once, and forever know that they are secure in the cloud.
Xbox division head Phil Spencer also revealed that the new Xbox will offer "steadier framerates, faster load times and improved resolution and visual fidelity" for all games, not just next-generation titles.
There’s also Smart Delivery mode, which will apply to all releases from Xbox Game Studios (and developers who opt-in). That will automatically download games to your Xbox ahead of their official release (letting you play games right down to the minute they are officially available).
Regular Xbox One controllers will also carry over to Series X.
Microsoft also admitted that the new Xbox will come with several proprietary graphical improvements, meaning games played on Xbox might look different than its main competitor, the PlayStation 5.
Xbox confirmed it was working with television makers on a new HDMI 2.1 display output, as well as technologies such as Raytracing and Dynamic Latency Input.
That goes against what gamers previously thought, that the next-generation of Xbox and PlayStation consoles would be more or less the same under the hood.
At this point there is no word on an official price or release date for either console; however, it’s thought highly-likely that both will arrive in time for Christmas 2020.