Xbox Series X: Phil Spencer Talks About Why He's So Excited For The Next-Gen Console
Microsoft's next-generation console is going to usher in a new era for gaming, Phil Spencer says.
Microsoft's next-generation console, the Xbox Series X, is releasing later this year, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer believes it could offer significant change for gaming. He recently said on social media that the Xbox Series X could usher in a change to the way games "feel" that is as dramatic as the shift from 2D to 3D graphics.
Writing on Twitter, Spencer said the "feel" of games for the Xbox Series X will be so much better thanks to the system's advanced CPU and more.
"In my view the feel of games this upcoming generation will change as dramatically as any since 2D to 3D given CPU upgrade, DLI, memory bandwidth, and SSD," he said.
Spencer added that he is also personally looking forward to the advancements that ray-tracing allows for on console, while he also called out dynamic latency input (DLI). This is a new technology that allows the controller to remain in sync with the game better than before for analog and digital inputs. "The most update-to-date input arrives at the console just before it's needed by the game. The result: significantly lower controller latency," Microsoft said of this new technology.
Spencer is in the business of selling Xbox consoles, so it's expected he would seek to drum up interest and excitement for the Xbox Series X. Whether or not the next-generation console truly allows for the kind of step-change he's hyping remains to be seen.
The Xbox Series X releases this Holiday with Halo Infinite as a launch title. Or at least that's the plan right now. Spencer recently said that while he feels confident that the hardware will launch on schedule, he remarked that some titles could slip.
We might not have to wait much longer to see more Xbox Series X games, as Spencer recently teased that more game reveals and details may come soon. One rumor out there is that Xbox is planning an event for May, but this is unconfirmed for now.