Rumors for Microsoft’s next gen console are surfacing. It’s been over 5 years since the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, making the release of newer next generation consoles imminent.
We don’t have any official info yet, but we do know that the new PlayStation is in the works, and since both the major companies launch around the same time, it’s safe to speculate that these rumors are somewhat credible.
The rumors come from Reddit and Restera Forums, where they said the next Xbox Console will feature a Zen 2 CPU with 8-cores and 16-threads, a Navi GPU with 12+ Teraflops, 1TB NVMe SSD Storage, and real time ray-tracing support through DirectX and MS AI. The next Xbox has been codenamed ‘Anubis’.
Both sources say slightly different things, but that’s all we have. They also claimed that the ‘PS5’ will also feature a Zen 2 CPU & Navi GPU, but weren’t so sure about ray-tracing support. They also mentioned a few new titles that could come out – Halo Infinite, Forza Motorsport, Age of Empires 4, and some others.
The most important thing companies need to focus on, is to make ray-tracing mainstream in the industry.
NVIDIA’s RTX 20 Series GPUs were released back in September 2018, and were the first graphics cards to feature real time ray-tracing tech. But they did have many issues, and I wrote on what they can do and how their team is hard at work to make the RTX 20 Series a success. They did release the mid-range RTX 2060 for $349, allowing people to experience the new ray-tracing tech at a more affordable price.
NVIDIA’s recent advancements point towards a better future for their RTX 20 Series GPUs and of course, ray-tracing. If the next Xbox & PlayStation consoles feature ray-tracing, it will certainly help in making the new technology to mature, and actually become popular in games.
What do you think about the speculated new next-gen Xbox console? Do you think ray-tracing will be a great feature? Let’s discuss in the comments.