Now it’s official: the Microsoft confirmed on Wednesday (9) that the Xbox Series X will be launched on November 10 for $ 499, with installment options through the All Access program. O Xbox Series S arrives on the same day costing $ 299. Pre-sales for both consoles will begin on September 22 in the USA.
The new generation of Microsoft consoles will be available in the Xbox All Access program, which will now be offered in 12 countries; he was restricted to the USA. Payment is made over 24 months, and includes the value of Xbox and Game Pass Ultimate.
As the rumors said, the Xbox Series X will cost $ 34.99 a month on All Access, while the Series S will cost $ 24.99 a month. At the end of the payment, the console stays with the customer.
Game Pass Ultimate includes Live Gold and a library with over 100 games for Xbox and PC. In addition, this year, the subscription will provide access to the EA Play service at no additional cost; and the xCloud cloud platform to play on Android.
What is the difference between Xbox Series X and Series S?
Both Xbox Series X and Series S come with SSD for faster loading, Quick Resume to get back to the game almost instantly, support HDMI 2.1, frame rates up to 120 fps, DirectX Raytracing and VRS (variable shading rate) . Both will run the next generation versions of Gears Tactics, Tetris Effect: Connected, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion and several other games.
The biggest difference is in the graphics power: the Series X has 12 teraflops and is capable of rendering games in 4K; while the Series S has 4 teraflops and is limited to 1440p (with 4K upscaling). In addition, the Series X has a 1 TB SSD (against 512 GB on the cheapest model).
“The development of two consoles in parallel from the beginning allows us to offer the most powerful console of all time on the Xbox Series X and make the next generation of games available and accessible to more players from day one with the Series S,” explains Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, in a statement.
Microsoft promises a “global” launch in November. Will the Xbox Series X and Series S arrive in Brazil later this year? One way or the other, now all Sony needs to reveal is the price and availability of the PlayStation 5 and PS5 Digital Edition.