We know what the Xbox Series X will look like, what's on the inside, and even some of the games it will play. Today, Microsoft also confirmed what it will sound like, at least when it boots up.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Xbox Series X development lead Jason Ronald confirmed that a video posted earlier this week was the actual boot animation for the Xbox Series X.
Xbox's Larry Hyrb also confirmed as much on Twitter. In terms of boot-ups, it's no Nintendo GameCube, but it hits about what you'd expect for a modern console. A nice little upswell of harmonies, with a reverberating, bassy tone to let you know that a true machine has activated. The airy after-effects are a nice touch, too.
Today, Xbox hosted the first of several streams to come over the months leading up to the Xbox Series X's holiday 2020 release. This month was centered on third-party games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Though there were a few reveals, there weren't too many surprises, either.
More news is expected in the months to come, especially in July, when Microsoft will spotlight what its first-party studios have been working on. With a legion of Xbox Game Studios all building up to next-gen, there could be a lot in store. Meanwhile, PlayStation has been conspicuously quiet, though rumors of an upcoming event are still swirling. As it is now, Microsoft is out ahead with a box, a list of games, and now, a fancy new boot-up animation.