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OpenCritic Prediction - Ori and the Will of the Wisps

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Game closed: 03/08/2020
sales2099 said:
trunkswd said:

Delay on next generation? Oh boy. I hope if they are delayed they get a release in March 2021. Something similar to the Switch. 

Well with MS holding their attendance at gaming events and Sony bowing out of all of them I’m cautiously optimistic for team Xbox. It would be amazing if Series X is the only launch this year, probably won’t happen but a man can dream 

While that would be good for team green, I have a feeling that if it's that bad over there... If one gets delayed, so will the other.

I'm optimistic that both will launch this year though.



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Goatseye said:

I forgot how to embed twitter on VGC

There's a little blue bird unless you're talking about mobile then I don't have a clue, I think as long as it's only the numbers it should embed automatically too.

https://twitter.com/klobrille/status/1231620451304165376?s=21

Remove everything past the ? and including the ?.

Also so much for not wanting to be a 200+ studio, surely 32 positions will get them past that, Lol.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 23 February 2020

Yeah, we best not hope for a PS5 delay, if PS5 gets delayed then Series X is getting delayed too, unless Microsoft goes full on slave labour.

Too early to comfortably predict a delay yet though, I'd say shortages are likely but a delay is more unlikely than likely right now.



What You Can Expect From the Next Generation of Gaming

The future of gaming has never been more inspiring. Creativity in games is flourishing. New services empower you to discover more games—and bring you closer to the games and creators and streamers you love. The cloud creates a massive opportunity to stream console-quality games and play with the people you want, wherever you want. And for many of us, nothing is more inspiring than the dawn of a new console generation.

We know you expect the next generation of consoles to set new standards in graphical power and processing speed, converging together in games that look incredible and feel alive. This will be defined by worlds that are visually astounding and immediately immersive, with innovative leaps in CPU, GPU and storage technology to give you frictionless access to new stories and new creators constantly.

We’ve been using Xbox Series X in our internal Takehome program and are energized by the feedback we’ve been receiving. At Xbox we value being open and transparent with you, and I’m proud to be able to share details about some of the technologies we are enabling for the next generation, and look forward to boldly sharing more as we head towards E3.  

A superior balance of power and speed

Compared to the previous generation, Xbox Series X represents a superior balance of power and speed in console design, advancing on all technological fronts to delivering amazing, dynamic, living worlds and minimize any aspects that can take you out of the experience. Our job at Team Xbox is to give teams the tools they need to achieve their ambitions and tap into the console’s power with efficiency, a few of which we’re detailing today. Raw power is just part of the story:

  • Next Generation Custom Processor: Xbox Series X is our most powerful console ever powered by our custom designed processor leveraging AMD’s latest Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. Delivering four times the processing power of an Xbox One and enabling developers to leverage 12 TFLOPS of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) performance – twice that of an Xbox One X and more than eight times the original Xbox One. Xbox Series X delivers a true generational leap in processing and graphics power with cutting edge techniques resulting in higher framerates, larger, more sophisticated game worlds, and an immersive experience unlike anything seen in console gaming.
  • Variable Rate Shading (VRS): Our patented form of VRS empowers developers to more efficiently utilize the full power of the Xbox Series X. Rather than spending GPU cycles uniformly to every single pixel on the screen, they can prioritize individual effects on specific game characters or important environmental objects. This technique results in more stable frame rates and higher resolution, with no impact on the final image quality.
  • Hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing: You can expect more dynamic and realistic environments powered by hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing – a first for console gaming. This means true-to-life lighting, accurate reflections and realistic acoustics in real time as you explore the game world.

Immersion in an instant

The next console generation will be defined by more playing and less waiting. And when play begins, we know many gamers demand ultra-low latency to be as immersed and precise as possible. To this end, the team analyzed every step between player and game, from controller to console to display, and asked how we could make it faster.  

  • SSD Storage: With our next-generation SSD, nearly every aspect of playing games is improved. Game worlds are larger, more dynamic and load in a flash and fast travel is just that – fast.
  • Quick Resume: The new Quick Resume feature lets you continue multiple games from a suspended state almost instantly, returning you to where you were and what you were doing, without waiting through long loading screens.
  • Dynamic Latency Input (DLI): We’re optimizing latency in the player-to-console pipeline starting with our Xbox Wireless Controller, which leverages our high bandwidth, proprietary wireless communication protocol when connected to the console. With Dynamic Latency Input (DLI), a new feature which synchronizes input immediately with what is displayed, controls are even more precise and responsive.
  • HDMI 2.1 Innovation: We’ve partnered with the HDMI forum and TV manufacturers to enable the best gaming experience through features such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). ALLM allows Xbox One and Xbox Series X to automatically set the connected display to its lowest latency mode. VRR synchronizes the display’s refresh rate to the game’s frame rate, maintaining smooth visuals without tearing. Ensuring minimal lag and the most responsive gaming experience.
  • 120 fps Support: With support for up to 120 fps, Xbox Series X allows developers to exceed standard 60 fps output in favor of heightened realism or fast-paced action.

The next generation of game compatibility

The benefits of the next console generation extend in every direction, bringing greater visual fidelity and improved loading speeds to your existing gaming legacy, in addition to new games. We’re continuing our commitment to compatibility with Xbox Series X and investing in technology that makes game ownership easier across generations.

  • Four generations of gaming: Our commitment to compatibility means existing Xbox One games, including backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games, look and play better than ever before. Your favorite games, including titles in Xbox Game Pass, benefit from steadier framerates, faster load times and improved resolution and visual fidelity – all with no developer work required. Your Xbox One gaming accessories also come forward with you.
  • Smart Delivery: This technology empowers you to buy a game once and know that – whether you are playing it on Xbox One or Xbox Series X – you are getting the right version of that game on whatever Xbox you’re  playing on. We’re making the commitment to use Smart Delivery on all our exclusive Xbox Game Studios titles, including Halo Infinite, ensuring you only have to purchase a title once in order to play the best available version for whichever Xbox console they choose to play on. This technology is available for all developers and publishers, and they can choose to use it for titles that will be release on Xbox One first and come to the Xbox Series X later.
  • Xbox Game Pass: In addition to games from across four generations of consoles, our leading game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, will continue to have our first party games, like Halo Infinite, included at their launch.  We look forward to millions of you experiencing the Xbox Game Pass portfolio and immersing yourselves in a deep library of high-quality games, playing those you love now and also discovering your next great adventure.

A generation with players at the center

Xbox Series X is our fastest, most powerful console ever, designed for a console generation that has you at its center. This means a high-fidelity gaming experience enclosed in a quiet and bold design, with the ability to discover thousands of games across four generations, all with more playing and less waiting. 

Whether it’s empowering amazing creators at our 15 Xbox Game Studios, fueling game discovery with Xbox Game Pass, or expanding what and where you can play with Project xCloud, Team Xbox stands for frictionless pathways between players and the best experiences our remarkable art form has to offer. Xbox Series X represents that same commitment for players who want immediate immersion in games that also look and feel better than ever.

We can’t wait to share more details about the new Xbox with you in the coming months.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/02/24/what-you-can-expect-next-generation-gaming/

Wtf! Out of nowhere!

This is the confident Xbox I like, don't wait around for Sony, do your own thing.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 24 February 2020

Features and specs sound great.

Now, $599 would seem more likely but here's hoping MS eats the cost and makes it $499 to remain competitive.

Edit - thinking about it, the existence of the Series S makes $499 seem slightly less likely, but we'll see.

Last edited by haxxiy - on 24 February 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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Still no mention of the Series S. Also the wording sounds like there wont be an event til E3.



jason1637 said:
Still no mention of the Series S. Also the wording sounds like there wont be an event til E3.

Idk if they'll be an event but it sounds like we will definitely get more information before E3.

"We’ve been using Xbox Series X in our internal Takehome program and are energized by the feedback we’ve been receiving. At Xbox we value being open and transparent with you, and I’m proud to be able to share details about some of the technologies we are enabling for the next generation, and look forward to boldly sharing more as we head towards E3."

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Waiting until E3 ain't bold cause that's expected, so maybe they'll randomly announce Lockhart one-day, they'll likely do a deep spec dive with Digital Foundry and save the release date and price for E3 at the end of the show, I don't think we really need a hardware event now.

Though it'd be nice to showcase some of their 1st half titles with an Inside Xbox, a hardware event likely only would have revealed Forza and showcased Halo Infinite, the former I can wait for, the latter I want to see now but it doesn't really need it's own event, they can start Halo marketing whenever they want, then E3 will be focused on games and everything will be showcased on Series X.



Boyd teasing, now start Infinite's marketing please, Goddamnit 343.



If they menaged to make it $499 there's no place for Lockhart to exist imo.



The Xbox Series X specs came out of nowhere. I am liking how Microsoft is doing things differently with the announcement of the Xbox Series X at The Game Awards and now revealing the specs in a post on Xbox Wire. 

It is looking like a beast of a console and it is making me excited. Plus with the specs released now it is looking more likely it will still launch this holiday season. 

Feel free to read the VGChartz post on the specs here and retweet the VGChartz tweet on it to help spread the news and the article.



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