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Here is What the Xbox Series X Boot Screen Officially Looks Like

Among the news revealed at today's Inside Xbox presentation, we now have a look at what the Xbox Series X will look like when it starts up.

By Ryan Meitzler

May 7, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has led to a lot of 2020’s gaming-related plans being up in the air, the upcoming release of the Xbox Series X seems to be going as planned for this holiday season. Of course, today saw the first official debut of gameplay from titles coming to Xbox Series X, along with a teaser of the boot screen that will greet you when the system kicks up.

Microsoft’s Larry Hryb (aka “Major Nelson”) detailed in a tweet that the Xbox logo screen that we saw during today’s Inside Xbox presentation was indeed the official boot screen and loading animation that we’ll see on the Xbox Series X when it starts up. You can check out the video below for a closer look at the loading screen:

While it’s not overly flashy, the loading screen appears to be in line with the sleeker, minimalist branding that seems to be coming with the Series X. A few weeks ago, we had another taste of that with the official Xbox Series X logo, along with a new badge that will accompany game releases to show that they are optimized with the system in mind.

Running for about 30 minutes, the Inside Xbox briefing from today was primarily focused on gameplay. During the presentation, Microsoft highlighted a number of titles from its third-party partners with brand new game reveals and other announcements. Some of the highlights of the presentation included new game reveals like Scarlet Nexus and The Medium, along with a western release confirmation for Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Finally, the presentation closed out with new in-engine footage of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which will support Series X optimization and Smart Delivery features.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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