Next-gen Xbox controller has a share button

Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Series X console is getting a new controller with a share button.

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Published Thu, Dec 12 2019 9:35 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Microsoft just revealed its new next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, and it comes with an upgraded controller with some nifty features.

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Project Scarlett is now officially called Xbox Series X, aka the console that "eats monsters for breakfast" and hits 4K 60FPS and (maybe even 120FPS) in its games. Microsoft's made some pretty big promises with the Series X and its enthusiast-grade power, but there's some smaller quality-of-life improvements too, like the new controller.

The next-gen Xbox Series X will be accompanied by a new Xbox controller that sports a share button for easy screenshots. This is absolutely huge for Microsoft and gives a direct way to share footage and images right on social media. And it's backward compatible with the Xbox One and supports Windows 10 PCs to boot.

Alongside Xbox Series X, we also unveiled the new Xbox Wireless Controller. Its size and shape have been refined to accommodate an even wider range of people, and it also features a new Share button to make capturing screenshots and game clips simple and an advanced d-pad derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller.

The new Xbox Wireless Controller will be compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, and will be included with every Xbox Series X.

Taking screenshots on the Xbox One was a total nightmare in 2013 (you had to literally export images to Outlook), and it's really not so good now. There's no need to buy the Series X controller though--the next-gen system is totally backward compatible with all last-gen peripherals.

Xbox Series X is due out by Holiday 2020.

Check below for confirmed specs and details, and a huge content listing of everything we've heard about Xbox Series X so far:

Lockhart

  • 1440p 60FPS
  • No disc drive
  • Super-fast SSD that can be used as VRAM
  • 7nm AMD SoC w/ scaled-down 8-core, 16 thread Zen 2 CPU at 3.5GHZ and Navi GPU
  • Lower GDDR6 memory pool (Possibly 12GB)
  • ~6-8 TFLOPs of power?
  • Aims to rival PS4 Pro/Replace Xbox One S
  • Full backward compatibility with all Xbox One games
  • Cheaper MSRP

Anaconda/Project Scarlett

  • 4K 60FPS
  • Disc drive with 4K UHD playback
  • Super-fast SSD that can be used as VRAM
  • 7nm AMD SoC with 8-core, 16 thread Zen 2 CPU at 3.5GHz and Navi GPU
  • 16GB GDDR6 RAM
  • 12 TFLOPs of power
  • 4x as powerful as Xbox One X/aims to replace Xbox One X
  • Full backward compatibility with all Xbox One games
  • More expensive MSRP

Project Scarlett confirmed details:

  • 8-core, 16-thread Zen 2 CPU
  • Navi GPU
  • Highly customized 7nm SoC from AMD
  • GDDR6 memory
  • 4x as powerful as the Xbox One X's 6TFLOPs of perf
  • Can deliver up to 40x more performance than Xbox One in specific use cases
  • Adaptive sync supported
  • Super-fast SSD that can be used as VRAM
  • Supports 8K resolution (likely media playback)
  • 120FPS gaming
  • Variable refresh rate
  • Raytracing confirmed with dedicated raytracing cores
  • Backward compatible with Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One games
  • Compatible with Xbox One accessories

Project Scarlett coverage:

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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