News hardware Xbox Series X: a smaller and more powerful model in preparation at Microsoft?
On one side or the other, each manufacturer is tackling, in the shadows, the next announcements that will attract the attention of video game enthusiasts to them. We know that in addition to the rollout of the PlayStation Plus redesign, Sony is working on major studio acquisitions. At Microsoft, rumors of the hallway evoke a family subscription for the Game Pass, but not only, according to new rumors oriented on the console range of the American giant.
A more compact and powerful Xbox Series X?
It’s now been a little over a year and a half since the next-generation consoles – which are gradually making up the ” current-gen — came out. And inevitably, as for the generation constituted by the PS4 and the XboxOnethe rumors did not drag to evoke a new model, more powerful. In successive waves, information reaches us from the side of Sonybut few when it comes to Microsoft.
However, Brad Sams, a technology journalist, started to fuel a rumor about a more compact and more powerful version of the chip integrated into the Xbox Series Xmaking it less energy intensive. According to him, Microsoft is already at work on this famous silicon chip from the Xbox Series X : the work of the Redmond firm would also be at a rather advanced stage ! Despite his “claims”, the journalist tries to moderate the general enthusiasm by pointing out that this revision could be more banal than it seems.
An answer to the rumors of the PS5 Pro?
According to the journalist, the chip overhaul would be unlikely to result in improved home console performance in games. There would be more efficiency, but the chassis and design would remain unchanged. Nevertheless, all this has the merit of putting the spotlight back on a mysterious Xbox, bearing the name of ” Project Keystone “, on which the journalist bounced.
As he recalls, the project Keystone would seem like a bigger project than just revising the Xbox Series X. Because of this, and given that the probable improvement of the console’s chip does not impact the rendering of games, this revision would not be behind Microsoft’s intriguing project.. Revisions, of course, but a clear evolution of the Xbox Series X is not expected in the short term.
In the long term, that remains to be seen. As reported by our colleagues from GameRantMicrosoft may be interested in an all-digital version of the X-Serieslike the PS5 Digital Edition, which would ship the new model of the chip, in addition to adopting the size of its sister, the S-Series. It will be understood, the improved versions of the new generation consoles, if indeed it exists one day, are not for now!
By JinxebWriting jeuxvideo.com