Xbox’s vision for 2042 is a game with 32K resolution and 480 frames per second.
Although 2042 appears to be a long way off, Microsoft is convinced that Xbox will still be around. In collaboration with EA, the business has developed a “trailer” for Xbox 21 years in the future to advertise Battlefield 2042, and it definitely does seem nice.
“Imagine a gaming experience indistinguishable from reality,” Microsoft threatens in the video. We see footage of a variety of potential games, including a military shooter, cowboy game, and a football game, and it says the whole experience is “powered by quantum technology” and supports “1 quintillion floating-point operations per second.”
The Xbox Series X, by comparison, can do 12 trillion FLOPS, which is where the 12 TFLOPS statistic comes from. The GPU of a 2042 Xbox would have to be more than 83,000 times more powerful to accommodate 1 quintillion.
It’s a stunning figure, but one that can now be achieved with the help of a supercomputer. Still, achieving that level of home use in a few decades is a stretch. The Dreamcast was only a tenth of the power of the Xbox Series X, but it was still not 83,000 times less powerful.
This Xbox will have 32K native resolutions at up to 480 frames per second, zero loading, and a holographic user interface, according to the advertisement. It also comes with 70 games at launch, as well as over 5000 Xbox games that are backwards compatible. If only it were that simple.
Because the Xbox Series X is still hard to come by, we should concentrate on that for the time being. When Battlefield 2042 comes on November 19, it will be compatible with the PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox One.