While we were promised many big announcements at the ceremony, the unveiling of a next-generation console felt like a significant step up from the usual “world premiere”.
At the main show’s outset, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer took to the stage to reveal the new console, previously known as Xbox Scarlett, for the first time.
Now titled Xbox Series X, the new console looks very similar to a PC. In a blog post, the company notes the console can sit both vertically and horizontally.
The controller looks similar to the standard Xbox design but now features a share button, is backwards compatible for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, and also has an advanced D-pad derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller.
Little else was detailed about the console in terms of power, but they showed off its capabilities by revealing Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 in a stunning trailer.
Developed by Ninja Theory, which is now owned by Microsoft, this is the sequel to critically-acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice released in 2017.
You can check out the trailer below.
Xbox Series X is scheduled to be released holiday 2020.