The year’s annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) was postponed due to the pandemic of CO-VID 19. This didn’t stop Microsoft to show-off the first Xbox Series X games in an Inside Xbox live stream. This streaming will be done on Thursday, 7th May at 4pm UK time.
There is no official statement about what will be shown in the live stream exactly. The Xbox maker revealed that they might stream a number of developer-focused keynotes, including one specifically Xbox Series X and Project xCloud on March 18th.
Xbox surprised the fans, by unveiling the hardware design of the Series X during Game Awards last year and confirming the 12 teraflop GPU performance. The upcoming live-streams will focus on how the Game developers can grasp the next-gen Xbox hardware and some more details are likely to be revealed.
- The Xbox Series X will include a custom-designed CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA 2 architecture.
- They will also use an NVMe SSD on the Xbox Series X to boost load times for games.
- The next-gen Xbox will also support 8K gaming and frame rates of up to 120fps in games.
- Microsoft has partnered with the HDMI forum and TV manufacturers to enable Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) on the Series X as part of its HDMI 2.1 support.
- Microsoft has still been teasing with the power details and the hardware support of the Xbox Series X. But has announced some details about the software.
- The console will be able to resume several games instantly and even resume titles after rebooting the Series X for system update.
We might also hear about DirectX the upcoming week. A separate event is being held on “what’s new in DirectX” which is scheduled for 1:20PM PT / 4:20PM ET on 18th of March. In this event, Microsoft will be discussing about Mesh shading Techniques, ray tracing and much more.