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Tech & Science The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are both scheduled to arrive in 2020. Here's how they stack up.

16:25  14 december  2019
16:25  14 december  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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Both consoles are currently scheduled to release within the same window, the Neither Microsoft nor Sony have announced how online multiplayer will work on their next-gen consoles, but it Series X will support games for the original Xbox and Xbox 360, and it has been confirmed that all Xbox One

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  • Sony and Microsoft are working on the next versions of the PlayStation and the Xbox: The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, respectively.
  • Both new consoles are expected to arrive in the the 2020 holiday shopping season.
  • Despite both consoles being months from launch, we know a surprising amount of confirmed information about the new consoles thanks to Sony and Microsoft.
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It's true: By this time next year, a new PlayStation and a new Xbox will have launched.

For those of you keeping score at home, that's the fifth PlayStation and fourth Xbox generation. As such, Sony's next PlayStation is called PlayStation 5. Microsoft's next Xbox's name is a bit less straightforward - it's called Xbox Series X.

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The new console is scheduled to arrive in "holiday 2020 It will also play all the original Xbox and Xbox 360 games that your Xbox One would play , and it'll work with all your Xbox One accessories. Given that, and given how popular some games are with current-gen console owners - think "Fortnite"

Before opening up the floodgates for Xbox Series X pre-orders, Microsoft wants to make sure you Microsoft has announced the official name for Project Scarlett is Xbox Series X . Xbox Series X is scheduled to release during the holiday season in 2020 alongside Sony' s PlayStation 5 . However

Though neither has gotten the full showcase treatment just yet, both Sony and Microsoft have detailed the consoles with a surprising amount of specificity. As such, we've broken down the similarities and differences below - here's how the two consoles stack up:

1. Specs.

The chip that powers Xbox Series X, Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console. The chip that powers Xbox Series X, Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console.

Sony's next PlayStation and Microsoft's next Xbox are eerily similar, especially compared with past console generations.

They have similar chips powering them, similar amounts of memory, and similar storage levels. They both have disc drives (still) and are expected to launch during the 2020 holiday season.

Microsoft and Sony are employing AMD's Navi processors to make their consoles faster than ever and solid-state hard drives to cut down dramatically on load times. Both are using GDDR6 RAM for memory.

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Sony' s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft' s next Xbox , codenamed Project Scarlett, are scheduled to arrive in 2020 . Both Sony and Microsoft have outright detailed the hardware specs of their respective next-gen consoles, which offers an early look into what we can expect next year.

Sony has gotten slightly more detailed than Microsoft in one respect: The PlayStation 5 will apparently feature a Ryzen-based CPU from AMD.

Both Microsoft and Sony are touting the ability to produce 8K visuals and support for "ray tracing" (an improved lighting system for game visuals) with all those beefy specs.

The long and short is this: The next-generation Xbox console is using pretty similar tech to what Sony is using with the PlayStation 5 (and vice versa).

2. Features.

a close up of electronics: The Xbox Series X and the next-generation Xbox wireless gamepad. The Xbox Series X and the next-generation Xbox wireless gamepad.

For the most part, Sony and Microsoft have detailed only the specs of their forthcoming consoles.

But there's one feature both are touting that's directly attributable to their solid-state hard drives: faster loading times.

Both Sony and Microsoft directly cite faster loading times as a tentpole feature of their next-gen consoles. Sony even demonstrated the feature in a video:

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Both companies are also touting a new lighting feature, called ray tracing, that promises to make in-game lighting more detailed than ever.

And finally, both companies are saying their next-gen consoles will produce 8K visuals - a pretty meaningless promise at this point, given that the vast majority of consumers don't own a TV capable of handling 8K visuals, but it's intended as a means of future-proofing the consoles.

3. Games.

'Halo Infinite,' pictured above, is the first officially announced game for the next Xbox. There are no games announced for the PlayStation 5. 'Halo Infinite,' pictured above, is the first officially announced game for the next Xbox. There are no games announced for the PlayStation 5.

"Halo Infinite," the next game in the long-running first-person-shooter series, is scheduled to launch alongside the next Xbox. Additionally, Microsoft revealed "Sensua's Saga: Hellblade 2" as a new game for its upcoming Xbox Series X console, and a variety of games from first-party Microsoft franchises like "Gears of War" and "Forza" are expected to be in the works.

At least two other major games have been announced for unspecified "next-gen" consoles: "The Elder Scrolls VI" and "Starfield." Both games are in production at Bethesda Game Studios, the folks behind the "Elder Scrolls" and "Fallout" series, and, if we're being honest, both are likely to come to the next Xbox and the next PlayStation (and probably PC as well). Bethesda makes multiplatform blockbuster games, and that is unlikely to change with "Starfield" and "The Elder Scrolls VI."

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Another thing to consider here is the existence of the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro. These hardware refreshes, which feature hardware upgrades, are still quite new and their existence signals that Microsoft and Sony are both taking a different approach in handling the life cycles of game

The Xbox Series X is slated to arrive in "Holiday 2020 ." The early reveal, about a year before the console' s official launch, is an unprecedented move It' s also practical and can be positioned both vertically or horizontally, although its fairly large shape could be problematic if you're trying to place it

Additionally, there are some logical guesses to make about other games in the works: The annual "Call of Duty" that arrives in 2020 will almost certainly come to the next Xbox and PlayStation, and the same can be said for "FIFA," "Madden," and the next "Assassin's Creed."

4. Services.

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Services - by which we mean stuff like Xbox Live, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Vue, and Xbox Game Pass - are a big question mark.

There's no reason to believe that any of these services would suddenly cease to exist on next-gen consoles. Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus transitioned seamlessly from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, respectively. It seems likely that they will do as much once again with Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

There is at least one confirmed service coming to the Xbox Series X: Microsoft's wildly popular Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Given that it's the foundation for Microsoft's plans for its future with Xbox, and that the service has been a source of seemingly universal praise for Xbox, it makes a lot of sense that it's moving over.

Additionally, we know that Microsoft's Project xCloud game-streaming service is expected to work on Xbox Series X. Moreover, it's expected to be paired with Xbox Game Pass at some point - a combination that would usher in the first ever Netflix of gaming-style service.

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It’s called the Xbox One Series X —seriously, that’s what it’s called—and it’s the next step in the We’ve known for a few months now that the PlayStation 5 will arrive in roughly the same timeframe Since you have to wait all the way until next year for new video games, here ’ s a quick look back at the

Here is everything that we know about the Xbox Series X — and the details that we ' re expecting will If all of that means next to nothing to you, here ' s what it translates to in terms of actual performance Given that one of the biggest complaints about the Xbox One was just how long it takes to actually

One crucial similarity: backward compatibility.

With games like 'Fortnite' setting a precedent, people buying games in 2019 expect them to work across platforms. With games like 'Fortnite' setting a precedent, people buying games in 2019 expect them to work across platforms.

Something both Microsoft and Sony have stated outright is that both of their next-gen consoles will support backward compatibility: the ability to play games from previous console generations.

Microsoft has gone into a bit more detail than Sony in this regard. "The original Xbox games and Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible now on your Xbox One, those will play. Your Xbox One games will play, your accessories will play," Xbox leader Phil Spencer told me in a mid-June interview.

Sony, meanwhile, has said only that the PlayStation 5 would be able to play PlayStation 4 games - a more limited version of the backward compatibility offered on the next Xbox.

Still, both consoles supporting at least some form of backward compatibility is reassuring.

Bonus: Microsoft has gone one step further than Sony, and revealed its console in detail during the 2019 Game Awards ceremony. Check out the video right here:

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