These days Microsoft has explained in detail the peculiar characteristics of Xbox Velocity Architecture, technology behind Xbox Series X that will improve game performance. As you can read on Xbox Wire, Jason Ronald talked about the company's ambitions regarding the new console, which will guarantee important power, speed and performance, able to offer experiences not possible in the current generation:
When we set out to design the Xbox Series X, we aspired to build our most powerful console powered by next-generation innovation and deliver consistent, sustainable performance never seen before in an uncompromising console. To achieve this, we knew we had to analyze every component of the system, to push the boundaries of traditional console performance and design. In the design of the Xbox Series X it was essential to ensure greater power, speed and performance, while ensuring that no component would limit the creative ambition of the best creators in the world, allowing to offer gaming experiences next gen and not possible in previous generations of console.
Ronald thus introduces the discourse on the Xbox Velocity Architecture, which therefore represents the very heart of the platform, as well as what will guarantee next-generation gaming experiences. It is mainly composed of four components: the custom NVME SSD, a fundamental part of the architecture, the hardware accelerated decompression, which allows to reduce loading times, new DirectStorage API and the Sampler Feedback Streaming (SFS).
Xbox Velocity Architecture rethinks how a developer can take advantage of the hardware provided by Xbox Series X. From completely new rendering techniques to virtual elimination of load times, to the larger and more dynamic living worlds in which, as a gamer , you can choose how you want to explore, we can't be more than thrilled with the first results we are already seeing.
We remind you that the Microsoft console will arrive towards the end of the year, and that the Xbox Games Showcase presentation will be held on July 23rd, entirely dedicated to the titles coming to the platform.