Microsoft unveils Xbox Series X gameplay and new 'badge' for when games run ...

Microsoft unveils Xbox Series X gameplay and announces 'optimized' badge that lets customers know when games are designed to run best on the upcoming console Microsoft unveiled Xbox Series X gameplay for several major titles Among the premiers were Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Dirt 5 The company also announced a new 'badge' signaling when games are optimized specifically for the Series X   The badge will let customers know when games take advantage of the Series X's 4K resolution and ray-tracing capabilities Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

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Published: 17:38 BST, 7 May 2020 | Updated: 17:41 BST, 7 May 2020

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Microsoft gave gamers the most comprehensive look to date at what its upcoming Xbox Series X will be capable of.

In a live-streamed event on Thursday the gaming titan showcased in-engine gameplay of several upcoming titles for the Series X, Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console.

Among the major premiers was the first look at gameplay for an upcoming installment of the newest Assassin's Creed, titled 'Valhalla' and and the racing game franchise, Dirt 5, which was rendered 'in-engine' - meaning it used the same engine that will power the game.

Xbox took the wraps off of gameplay from major titles like Assassin's Creed Valhalla (pictured) and announced a new badge for games that lets customers know when developers are taking full advantage of the Series X's next-generation hardware

Xbox took the wraps off of gameplay from major titles like Assassin's Creed Valhalla (pictured) and announced a new badge for games that lets customers know when developers are taking full advantage of the Series X's next-generation hardware

The gameplay was meant to showcase a suite of new and more powerful hardware featured in the Series X, including a solid-state hard drive and a 12 teraflop GPU. 

In addition to premiering gameplay, Microsoft also announced a new 'badge' that lets customers know when a game has been optimized to perform best on the Series X. 

Among other things, those games will signal to customers that they take advantage of the Series X's beefed up hardware and the ability to support 4K resolution, 120 frames-per-second, and faster loading times.

The distinction appears to be more comprehensive than a current 'enhanced' distinction for games that could be given for broader tweaks on games including the use of the latest developer tools according to The Verge.

It will also incentivize developers to take advantage of enhanced Series X abilities like

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