Xbox Series X|S Thread - Out 10 Nov for £449/£249. Digital Foundry analysis (p149). "6K" Gaming finally arrives.

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PostRe: Xbox Series X|S Thread - Out 10 Nov for £449/£249. Backward compatibility details inc Fallout 4 at 60FPS on XSS (p14
by rinks » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:49 pm

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rinks wrote:The Borderlands 3 (free) next-gen upgrade arrives on 10th November. Nice.


Do you need to own the game digitally or can I slap my borderlands 3 disc in the machine and get this ?


Disc is fine. Saves carry over too.

https://borderlands.com/en-US/news/2020 ... -series-x/

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PostRe: Xbox Series X|S Thread - Out 10 Nov for £449/£249. Backward compatibility details inc Fallout 4 at 60FPS on XSS (p14
by kerr9000 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:55 pm

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rinks wrote:The Borderlands 3 (free) next-gen upgrade arrives on 10th November. Nice.


Do you need to own the game digitally or can I slap my borderlands 3 disc in the machine and get this ?


Disc is fine. Saves carry over too.

https://borderlands.com/en-US/news/2020 ... -series-x/


I got it from Tesco a month or so ago for £5 and haven't even tried it just grabbed it cause it's cheap guess I will wait and it will be one of my first things to play on the new console.

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PostRe: Xbox Series X|S Thread - Out 10 Nov for £449/£249. Backward compatibility details inc Fallout 4 at 60FPS on XSS (p14
by rinks » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:59 pm

kerr9000 wrote:
rinks wrote:
kerr9000 wrote:
rinks wrote:The Borderlands 3 (free) next-gen upgrade arrives on 10th November. Nice.


Do you need to own the game digitally or can I slap my borderlands 3 disc in the machine and get this ?


Disc is fine. Saves carry over too.

https://borderlands.com/en-US/news/2020 ... -series-x/


I got it from Tesco a month or so ago for £5 and haven't even tried it just grabbed it cause it's cheap guess I will wait and it will be one of my first things to play on the new console.


Yeah, I bought the digital version in a recent sale and haven’t started it yet. Free upgrade is a very nice bonus.

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PostRe: Xbox Series X|S Thread - Out 10 Nov for £449/£249. Backward compatibility details inc Fallout 4 at 60FPS on XSS (p14
by Peter Crisp » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:58 am

Both series X and PS5 sections have been added to Boomerang with games available for rental when they release.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Xbox Series X|S Thread - Out 10 Nov for £449/£249. Backward compatibility details inc Fallout 4 at 60FPS on XSS (p14
by Monkey Man » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:05 pm



The list of games available starting on November 10 that look and play best on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S includes:

Day One Xbox Series X|S Optimized Titles

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Smart Delivery)
Borderlands 3 (Smart Delivery)
Bright Memory 1.0
Cuisine Royale (Smart Delivery)
Dead by Daylight (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
DIRT 5 (Smart Delivery)
Enlisted
Evergate
The Falconeer (Smart Delivery)
Fortnite
Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
Gears 5 (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
Gears Tactics (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
Grounded (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
King Oddball (Smart Delivery)
Maneater (Smart Delivery)
Manifold Garden (Smart Delivery)
NBA 2K21
Observer: System Redux
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
Planet Coaster (Smart Delivery)
Sea of Thieves (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
Tetris Effect: Connected (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
The Touryst (Xbox Game Pass + Smart Delivery)
War Thunder (Smart Delivery)
Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition
Watch Dogs: Legion (Smart Delivery)
WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship (Smart Delivery)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Smart Delivery)
Yes, Your Grace (Smart Delivery)

Destiny 2 is getting its next gen patch on 8th December.

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PostRe: Xbox Series X|S Thread - Out 10 Nov for £449/£249. Backward compatibility details inc Fallout 4 at 60FPS on XSS (p14
by Monkey Man » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:29 pm

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PostRe: Xbox Series X|S Thread - Out 10 Nov for £449/£249. Backward compatibility details inc Fallout 4 at 60FPS on XSS (p14
by rinks » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:37 pm

Wait, how did I not know Forza Horizon 4 was getting an optimised version?! But there are some strange entries on that list. King Oddball is basically a mobile game. Not quite sure how it justifies a next-gen upgrade!

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by Photek » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:43 pm

rinks wrote:Wait, how did I not know Forza Horizon 4 was getting an optimised version?! But there are some strange entries on that list. King Oddball is basically a mobile game. Not quite sure how it justifies a next-gen upgrade!

FH4 is gonna be 4K/60fps

I want to know what Sea of Thieves is gonna be like I'm hoping or 60fps.

You set up Series X with your phone. :o

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by Monkey Man » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:44 pm



The answer is no according to him.

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by Monkey Man » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:21 pm

Witten Previews

Stepping back, what they indicate to me is that the Series X is a seriously high performance console that just needs the right conditions to really perform. It needs a flashy TV panel, with the requisite brightness for true HDR, with HDMI 2.1 for the really transformative visuals, and with variable refresh rate for the smoothness. It needs a flashy headset or sound system for making the most of the audio. And it needs all the bespoke, and therefore expensive internals to get it all working properly - just as a Formula One car, to use a slightly tired analogy, needs the right tyres, and the right flappy bits, and the funny steering wheels that pop off, if it wants to truly go fast. And it ideally needs the one in the hotseat to know just a bit more about what they're doing than usual, if it's going to really hum.

If you've got all that though, and you don't mind just a smidge more thought than usual for a plug-and-play thing like a console, what a joy it is to use. And how genuinely forward thinking its vision is too: a step away from forcing you forwards - from the idea that you must need a new console to play its exclusive games, to the idea you might want one, to make your old games better, to make your vast and dusty pile of shame new again, to actually be on display in your home. This is a console that, like the PS5, is coming roughly six to eighteen months earlier than its truly tentpole games, but a few days with the Series X tells me it doesn't really need them. It's the console itself I actually want.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020 ... x-series-x

I’ve also investigated a littler further and found that Quick Resume seems to handle online games well. Fallout 76 kicks me out to the main menu when I reconnect, and that’s what I expected from any game with a server. But Hitman 2 picks up where I left off and quickly reconnects to the server without issue. This is a sign that developers could potentially work this feature into the flow of their games.

Quick Resume also worked even between accounts.
Again, another good sign. This means that if you’re working on the Titanfall 2 campaign, you can pick that up when your roommate or sibling get finished with Hitman 2 for the night. You cannot, however, create two separate Quick Resume saves for the same game across two different accounts. Only one person on a system can have a game active at a time.

The reality is that the Xbox Series X does exhaust hot air, but in my tests, that air is cooler than what comes out of the Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro by a significant margin.

Final thoughts for now
My time with the Xbox Series X preview hardware is going to end soon. For now, I’ve come away impressed. The obvious point of weakness is big exclusive games that people want to help justify the big upfront purchase of a console. And the greatest engineering in the world cannot cover that up.

But I don’t know why Microsoft would go through all the effort of building such an excellent piece of kit if it didn’t intend to put it to good use. This isn’t the Xbox One. Microsoft didn’t know what it wanted to do with that console, but it was clear that it didn’t really want to focus on games. By comparison, the Series X feels like a company taking gaming very seriously.

Like I said at the beginning, this is the machine you build if you believe in games. If you’re Microsoft, and you think that the future of Xbox is in delivering gaming content, you’d design the Xbox Series X.

And that’s what I want from all of the big companies in games. I’m not all that invested in whether they succeed or fail in some key performance indicator. I want them to believe that they can only succeed by making games because that’s when publishers and hardware manufacturers are at their best. And I think Microsoft is on the cusp of being at its best. That’s exciting.

https://venturebeat.com/2020/10/15/the- ... -in-games/

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PostRe: Xbox Series X|S Thread - Out 10 Nov for £449/£249. Backward compatibility details inc Fallout 4 at 60FPS on XSS (p14
by Photek » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:34 pm

The Eurogamer preview dude is surprisingly impressed, like REALLY impressed.

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by Rocsteady » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:24 pm

Beginning to wonder if I should have plumped for the X now!

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by Photek » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:39 pm

I've no idea how, but the Series X dissipates less heat than Xbox One/One X and uses less power also. :o

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by Venom » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:26 pm

Both sites use a headline that makes the same underlying point which, in part, is derived from the design.

The Verge: XBOX SERIES X PREVIEW: THE NEXT GEN FEELS LIKE A PC

Eurogamer: The Xbox Series X is the least console-feeling console I've had

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by Garth » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:15 pm

Heat:
Xbox One X - 65 °C
Xbox Series X - 48 °C

Sound:
Xbox One X menu - 27DB
Xbox Series X menu - 24DB

Xbox One X game - 38db
Xbox Series X game - 25db

Watt:
Xbox One X sleep - 43w
Xbox Series X sleep - 28w

Xbox One X menu - 52w
Xbox Series X menu - 50w

Xbox One X game - 180w
Xbox Series X game - 128w

https://www.GameFAQs Message Boards.com/threads/xbox-s ... ns.306973/
https://tweakers.net/reviews/8252/3/xbo ... weten.html

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:19 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Both series X and PS5 sections have been added to Boomerang with games available for rental when they release.


Will you be getting anything? I'm buying my first two games so I won't be subscribing right away.

They're over there, by their theremin.
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by Peter Crisp » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:40 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Both series X and PS5 sections have been added to Boomerang with games available for rental when they release.


Will you be getting anything? I'm buying my first two games so I won't be subscribing right away.


I'm hoping to rent Assassins Creed and Watchdogs on XSX.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Monkey Man » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:47 pm

Seems like the preview dashboard is 1080p.


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PostRe: Xbox Series X|S Thread - Out 10 Nov for £449/£249. 30 Optimised Games at launch & final previews (p145).
by Monkey Man » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:08 pm

Another rumour about a possible 9th Nov event -

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