Xbox 2: Wishlist
The next generation super console is one of the hottest things to launch this year. When we mention super consoles, we mean two of the biggest giants in the gaming market today. With the Sony PlayStation 5 and the Xbox 2 going to launch, with the Microsoft Xbox 2 said to be launched before the end of the year, the fight is getting intense. We have also seen some leaked images and data specifying what the new Xbox 2 will look like and how well the Xbox 2 will feature. With the Xbox chief coming up with his own input that he has personally tried out many of the new features of the new Xbox 2, this is going to be a very good year for gaming enthusiasts.
The new Xbox 2 will be a monster of a machine. It will feature some of the best features that a tech enthusiast can possibly hope for. Nevertheless, we have come up with our own wishlist. The first on our men is a more advanced system specification as well as better computing power. The new console will be the most powerful one to date if the statements emanating from Microsoft are anything to go by. The new console is to be enormously powerful as well. We expect that the new Xbox 2 will come with an astounding 6 teraflops of GPU. This will be used to support VR as well as 4K gaming. Such specs are expected to make the Microsoft claim of “the most powerful console” come true. The Xbox 2 is also expected to arrive with an AMD Vega CPU besides a suitable 5GB of DDR5 RAM.
The next feature we hope will be on the Xbox 2 is backward compatibility. The backward compatibility feature will be of great use when we remember that the average lifecycle of a gaming console is around 7 years. This simply means that many users still retain their old Xbox One and the Xbox 360 consoles. Some users have even stated that they may not upgrade to the new Xbox 2 as they feel it is just another high-powered version of the existing Xbox One.
We also expect that the new Xbox 2 will be VR compatible. With VR headsets becoming cheaper and more popular, it stands to reason that the new Xbox 2 will support either the HTC Vive or even the Oculus Rift. With both of the new headsets in the market, the new Xbox 2 is spoilt for choice. The latest HoloLens VR headset technology which was in development by Microsoft has now been put on standby mode, although it has not yet been canceled. The VR compatible feature will also be very important if one keep in mind that many game developers have decided to hitch on the VR bandwagon.
Lastly, we believe that Microsoft will price the new Xbox 2 very conservatively. With many users unable to shell out too much for the new super console, a price of under $550 will be extremely user-friendly both for the average user as well as the gaming pro.