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Xbox Series X Jump Will Be Like Going From '2D To 3D'

Xbox Series X Jump Will Be Like Going From '2D To 3D'

It will be a "dramatic" improvement.

Sarah James

Sarah James

With the launch of both next-generation consoles fast approaching at the end of this year, Xbox head Phil Spencer has taken to social media to speak further on why he thinks the Xbox Series X will be a dramatic jump from current-gen technology.

Replying to a question from Twitter user @DiagnosedWhity (thanks, GamesRadar), Spencer touched on the future of Xbox and its exciting potential. He revealed how he's "very focused on the work we are doing around Dynamic Latency Input (DLI)", how quickly controller input is registered on screen, and his excitement around the introduction of ray tracing to consoles.

For the uninitiated, ray tracing essentially refers to a rendering technique that hugely improves the way lighting - and, in turn, shadow - is produced, giving scenes a much more "realistic" appearance. PC users running the latest graphics cards will already be familiar with the technology, but this will be the first time it'll be available on consoles.

Spencer also says he feels that playing games on next-gen consoles - though I suspect he's talking specifically about Xbox Series X in this case - will see a dramatic improvement when compared to current technology. He even likens it to the difference in going from 2D to 3D, thanks to "CPU upgrade, DLI, memory bandwidth, and SSD".

In case you missed it, the full specs of the Xbox Series X were revealed in March. Aside from the all-important backwards compatibility, and the impressive 12 teraflops of graphical processing power, Microsoft's partnership with processing giant AMD promises greatly improved performance overall.

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"Xbox Series X is the biggest generational leap of SOC [System on a Chip] and API design that we've done with Microsoft, and it's really an honour for AMD to be a trusted Microsoft partner for this endeavour," said Sebastian Nussbaum, AMD's Corporate Vice President. "The Xbox Series X is going to be a beacon of technical innovation leadership for this console generation and will propagate the innovation throughout the DirectX ecosystem this year and into next year."

But despite all that, we still don't know what games we can expect to see on the Xbox Series X. But in response to yet another tweet last week, Spencer hinted that we won't have long to wait until that particular reveal.

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft

Topics: Xbox Series X