While rumours and speculations surrounding the gen-next Xbox Two device continue to make rounds, Xbox One continues to be a great gaming console! Xbox One S and Xbox One X are still ranked among the finest gaming consoles in the markets. However, given that the new Xbox comes out next year – should you buy a new Xbox now?
What are the benefits of waiting for the Xbox Two as opposed to buying an Xbox now? Let us take a closer look at this question – as well as everything that we know about Microsoft’s new Xbox.
Xbox One X vs Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: Which is a Better Option?
Xbox One X is currently the top model of Xbox One X, the only upgrade you can possibly plan of is that of Xbox Two (which is yet to be officially announced). Hence, Xbox One X is indeed a great console.
When compared to the Sony PS4 Pro, the Xbox One X is a superior device, at least in terms of the specs. The device offers eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz (as opposed to PS4 Pro’s 2.1 GHz). One X features integrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance (compared to 4.5 teraflops from PS4 Pro). The device also has 1 TB of storage space along with 12GB of DDR5 RAM (as compared to 8GB of the PS4 Pro). Hence, it is the ultimate gaming machine as of now!
Coming to the Xbox One S, it offers slightly lower specifications than compared to the Xbox One X. The CPU is clocked in at 1.75 GHz, and the RAM is 8GB DDR3. The Xbox One S offers graphics of 12 CUs (914MHz) 1.23 TF GPU as opposed to the One X (which offers 40 CUs (1,172Mhz) 6 TF GPU). Hence, upgrading to an Xbox One X from Xbox One S makes sense, given that there’s no word about Xbox Two so far.
Xbox Two: All That We Know So Far
Xbox Two is largely an unknown device for now. Microsoft has not commented anything about this console apart from that one comment in E3 2018 where the company said that it is working on the next generation Xbox.
Leaked reports have since indicated that there might be three variants of the new Xbox. At least one of the three Xbox Two consoles is likely to be a streaming-only device. Xbox boss Phil Spencer had commented in the past that he wants better frame rates and faster start times with the new Xbox. Here’s what he said in an interview with Giant Bomb:
“I think frame rate is an area where consoles can do more. When you look at the balance between CPU and GPU in today’s consoles they’re a little bit out of whack relative to what’s on the PC side.”
We know that at least one of these new Xbox Consoles is code-named ‘Scarlett’. The two other devices are speculated to be code-named Xbox Anaconda and Xbox Lockhart.
Xbox Two Release Date?
Microsoft is yet to confirm anything about the Xbox Two. This includes the name of the console! Hence, the question of knowing the release date is out of the question. Our best guess, however, would be November 2020. Microsoft has a habit of releasing new consoles around the holiday season – and it is likely that Xbox Two will also follow a similar pattern next year!