This year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) has been canceled due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t stop Microsoft from continuing to disclose the latest developments to the outside world. The Xbox console developer has revealed that it plans to launch a series of developer-facing keynotes during the March 18 streaming service, which will cover content such as Xbox Series X and Project xCloud, which are of particular interest to everyone.
At last year’s Game Awards, Microsoft revealed the hardware design of the Xbox Series X and last month confirmed the GPU performance of the 12 T-Flops.
Next week’s hour-long live streaming event, flagship, will focus on how game developers can take full advantage of the hardware capabilities of next-generation Xbox consoles, and even gradually reveal new details.
Recently, for example, Microsoft confirmed that Xbox Series X will use a CPU based on the AMD Zen 2 architecture and a new GPU based on the RNDA 2 architecture.
In addition to AMD custom chips that support 8K s 120fps games, Xbox Series X will also use NVMe SSDs to improve game load times.
Microsoft is said to have partnered with HDMI and TV manufacturers to take advantage of the XBOX Series X HDMI 2.1 specification support for enhanced automated low-latency mode (ALLM) and variable refresh rate (VRR) experiences.
On the software side, the Xbox Series X is expected to support instant switching across multiple games and even continue to load current progress after a reboot or system update.
Interested friends should also keep an eye out for the “New DirectX Features” streaming service starting March 1:20 p.m. / 4:20 p.m. ET, during which Microsoft will explore technical details such as ray tracing and grid coloring.