Phil Spencer Shows Off Xbox Series X Processor
Xbox head Phil Spencer has offered tech fans a small tease of the processing power behind the upcoming Xbox Series X console, which is set to be released later this year.Showing off the processor on Twitter, Spencer merely changed his profile picture to an image of the new hardware chip, which reads "8K" and "Project Scarlett."Spotted by Tom Warren from the Verge, the processor, seen below, looks very similar to that of the Xbox One X, but seems to be slightly bigger. Unfortunately, not much else is known about the Xbox Series X processor at this time, but it seems Spencer is trying to build some hype around the upcoming Xbox console.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer has revealed the Xbox Series X processor. It's marked with "8K" and Project Scarlett pic.twitter.com/dvWfMRl7qB
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) January 6, 2020
Spencer tweeted late last year that he already had an Xbox Series X in his house and was using it as his primary console.Microsoft recently revealed the name and design of it's upcoming console at The Game Awards in December. The console design looks very similar to a PC, sparking a lot of memes on the internet. The announcement also caused a little bit of confusion in the terms of the naming of the new console.However, Microsoft has since cleared up the confusion about the Series X name, saying, "The name ‘Xbox Series X’ allows room for additional consoles in the future.” This seemingly means that future consoles will keep the same naming scheme, but will likely replace "X" with a new letter or number in future consoles, though Microsoft has not spoken to specifics about other Xbox consoles and their names.The Xbox Series X will be backward compatible at launch, offering players hundreds of games to play on day one. At the time of writing, we don't know how much the new Xbox console will cost, but we do think it's possible that it could land at $600.It remains to be seen how PlayStation will respond to the Xbox Series X announcement, as well as if Nintendo will make any announcements of its own.
Andrew Smith is a freelance contributor with IGN. Follow him on Twitter @_andrewtsmith.