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Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is set to be released on November 10, 2020, but what better way to get the word out than by sending a few influencers a giant refrigerator shaped like the next-gen console? That’s exactly what happened to Justine Ezarik, better known as iJustine online and Snoop Dogg. They spared no expensive, as the fridge came in a box that resembled what the retail version is going to look like, complete with the 1TB SSD marking.
Photo credit: Martin Hajek via Yanko Design
If Tesla and Microsoft teamed up to make an Xbox Series X console inspired by the Cybertruck, this is probably what it would look like. Designer Martin Hajek came up with this concept and modeled it around the upcoming console, but gave it a low-poly makeover. No technical specifications were revealed, but we can’t imagine it being any more powerful than it already is going to be.
The eleventh installment of Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020), developed by Asobo Studio, is set to be the most realistic yet. This game simulates the entire Earth using textures and topographical data pulled directly from Bing Maps. Players will find photorealistic 3D representations of the world’s features, like terrain, trees, grass, buildings, and water. These textures will be generated using Microsoft Azure technology.
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What if you didn’t need an external monitor for your Xbox console? Meet Project Osiris. Think of it as a hybrid gaming console, speaker, projector, and voice assistant, all in a single device. However, you can still connect it to a display or just point it at a flat surface for an 8K HDR picture.
Microsoft first launched the Project xCloud preview last year, and many have wanted to try the game streaming service on their iOS devices. As of today, the iOS client is now available through the TestFlight program in the US, UK, and Canada. The preview will begin with just one game, “Halo: The Master Chief Collection.” Unfortunately, only 10,000 testers will be invited into the preview due to TestFlight limitations.