Microsoft revamps the iconic startup sound of the Xbox. Fans are getting hyped by the seemingly angelic new tone of the boot up.
Microsoft steadily unveils the Xbox Series X just in time for the debut of the first gameplay demo on the console which is scheduled on May 7, 2020. The event will feature a first glance at the upcoming next generation console running different game titles including the much anticipated Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Revamped boot up animation
Ahead of the Xbox Series X gameplay unveiling event, Microsoft has revealed what appears to be the console’s newly revamped boot up sound.
In a video uploaded on the official Xbox Youtube channel, fans can watch a 10-second boot animation fused with a soft soundscape. When turning on the closed caption option, the snippet is referred to as “New Xbox Sound”.
The new boot up animation replaced the original sharp-toned video used currently by the whole Xbox console family and was featured as the console’s marketing sound for at least a decade.
More Xbox Series X news will be talked about in the net Inside Xbox episode which will start this Thursday, May 7 at 8AM PT / 1AM ACT. Microsoft will also start hosting monthly streams called Xbox 20/20 for the rest of the year.
While the show’s focus will be on the Xbox Series X, the Xbox 20/20 monthly series will also feature games coming to the next generation console. Some topics confirmed to be discussed on the show are Halo Infinite, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Xbox Game Pass, third party games and Project xCloud.
An episode of Xbox 20/20 will be featured each month, starting with the special episode of Inside Xbox this May 7. The debut will feature trailers and gameplay samples from third party developers.
Everything will be optimized to showcase the Xbox Series X. This means featured games will be in 4K resolution up to 120FPS, utilization of DirectStorage, hardware boosted DirectX raytracing and much more.
Boot up Xbox 20/20 with a new episode of #InsideXbox this Thursday, May 7 @ 4pm BST for a First Look at Xbox Series X gameplay from our global developer partners.
— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) May 5, 2020
How to watch Xbox 20/20
As anyone would expect, Microsoft will be looking to provide the Xbox 20/20 episodes and Xbox Series X updates to as much people as possible. This means the show will appear on the Xbox accounts of every streaming platform including Facebook, Twitch, Youtube and Twitter.
Probably the best way to watch the upcoming Xbox Series X show is via the Xbox Youtube channel because it is the only streaming site that provides 4K resolution.
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